Keeping Kids Creative ~ Step2 Creative Projects Table Giveaway

The last week of September has been Nationally designated as “Keep Kids Creative Week”. While this week is often celebrated in schools with many fun activities to help stimulate kid’s creativeness, parents can also take advantage of this week to do some really fun things at home. Many parents struggle with finding time to fit creativity in but there are lots of products out there to help us with getting those creative juices flowing. Mama-Nibbles and Life With Two Boys created this event to help you find some fun products to keep your family creative not only during “Keep Kids Creative Week” but any time of the year!

Keeping Kids Creative begins on September 17th at 12:01am EST and ends on September 30th at 11:59pm EST.  Along with the awesome prizes that each of the participating blogs are offering we also have 3 Grand Prizes thanks to our sponsors BabbaCo, Green Kid Crafts, Kelly Kits, PowerCapes, Bannor Toys, We Can Too, and Kat and Company.

Enter to win the Grand Prizes here!

Get the Step2 Creative Projects Table for your child and help in enhancing his/her creativity. This Step 2 creative project table with stools can assist your child in creative play activities. It features a large surface with molded-in storage tray and the required storage space for all creative projects. He/she will be able to organize their things in a better way as the Step 2 art table is equipped with storage compartments for drawing pads, tablets, books, supplies, removable storage cups and toys. The creative project table has a sturdy, colorful wooden shelf which is meant for additional storage. In addition, the desk can also be turned into a table which can accommodate two or more children.

Step2 Creative Projects Table:

  • Desk doubles as a table for two or more children
  • Features a large surface with molded-in storage tray
  • Provides storage area for creative project supplies
  • Storage compartments for drawing pads, tablets, books, supplies, and toys
  • Accommodates large removable storage cups for art supplies
  • Step2 Creative Projects Table includes two 11″ high stools
  • Dimensions: 39″ x 32″ x 32″
  • Adult assembly required
  • Approximate Step2 Creative Projects Table assembly time: 15 minutes

One lucky reader will receive a Step2 Creative Projects Table!

Giveaway ends September 30th at 11:59pm, open to Worldwide, ages 18+. If the winner selected is not in the US, they will receive a $100 Paypal or Visa Gift Card.

To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Comments

  1. Danielle Medbury says:

    omg i WANT TO WIN. tHANK YOU!
    Danielle Medbury
    misspurse@gmail.com

  2. Carolyn A Colley says:

    I really don’t have any tips, because when the grandbabies are here, they get our full attention.

  3. I get on the internet and find craft projects for my kids

  4. always encourage them to see things differently, and never tell them something is too bizarre! (…like a green duck)

  5. I have a niece and a 1 year old toddler and I keep them busy by giving them crayons and lots of colored paper as well.

  6. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I have a box of art supplies in the closet that they are free to use for any “craft” projects they want.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  7. I like to let my grandson get creative when drawing, coloring, etc and tell him there is no wrong way to do it! Have plenty of different colors on hand so he can get creative!

  8. Kimberly B. says:

    I have lots of things on hand where they can be creative such as arts and crafts items and open ended toys.

  9. I take them on walks and let them pick up items to make things with

  10. amy williams says:

    we do alot of crafts

  11. gibberish (Julie G.) says:

    I make playdough & keep it in the fridge for the grandkids. They love to get into my cookie cutter stash & make playdough cookies.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

  12. Sandy VanHoey says:

    My daughter keeps all kinds of things for my grandson along with his glue, paints, markers, felt, etc. They do lots of home projects.

  13. Have a creativity box and everything thing that you have laying around the house that you don’t need that can be used for crafts throw it in the box. We try and have a night to where we go through the box and make things for the holidays or as gifts, the kids love it and have a blast doing it!

  14. Art she loves drawing

  15. Laura Miller says:

    My best advice on how to keep the kids creative is to make sure they have plenty of medium….different papers, clay dough, markers, etc….I have one child that creatively folds paper, and one that loves to color.

  16. Raina Delrio says:

    To keep my kids creative, I supply plenty of arts/crafts supplies and allow them to craft whenever they feel. I also let them assist in my arts/crafts projects.

  17. nicole lewis says:

    we color and fingerpaint all the time

  18. We craft around our interests…right now it is transportation!

  19. We make sure to do creative things with the kids, let them direct and ask lots of questions!

  20. we set up an area of craft supplies, so whenever my daughter feels the need to create, she can get what she wants. course its on my desk, so it be nice to win this :)

  21. let the kids use their imagine, no right or wrong.

  22. We have craft time every day for at least 20 minutes!

  23. my son loves to color so i keep a few pencil cases full of markers,crayons and colored pencils, plus a ton of blank white paper,construction paper and a variety of coloring books.Next weekend,I’m planning on making collages with him, I’ve been cutting pics from magazines for a while for this!

  24. Each season, I encourage the kids to design and create a themed picture/saying for our front picture window. It allows them to use different materials along with their imagination.

  25. Audra Weathers says:

    I encourage my daughter to draw pictures about day to day things going on or places we’ve been.

  26. Sylvia White says:

    Have lots of different craft items and let them be creative

  27. Tabitha Pyle says:

    i keep them busy with stickers!

  28. richelle bowers says:

    i give them lots of paper,pencils and coloring items

  29. I love to have lots of different types of toys for my son to play with.

  30. I keep lots of art supplies on hand for my kids to be creative.

  31. I have a couple boxes of art supplies that I get out for the kids, and they love drawing pictures

  32. jennifer laur says:

    my tip is to limit toys that require batteries…keep the focus on things that require them to use their imagination!

  33. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Easy access to supplies
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  34. amy beth marantino says:

    i keep everyone thinking… whenever they ask with any question, i start the conversation with “what do YOU think?”

  35. We have a corner in our playroom dedicated to Arts and Crafts!

  36. We keep our craft bins at kid height so my girls can look in and pull out supplies on their own. We also talk about craft ideas and keep a list of ones we want to try

  37. Karin Dollery says:

    My grandchildren are both still under 3 so they pretty much get full time attention when they come to visit lol. However it will be a wonderful thing to do when they come over.

  38. Jennifer Nielsen says:

    I let her explore what ever she wants. I provide craft supplies in various rooms of the house and just let her go at it!

  39. Kimberly Bauer says:

    Always have crayons, chalk and beads on hand

  40. natalia ellin says:

    we always color together

  41. I look online for craft ideas or ask other mothers.

  42. chelsea preston says:

    Arts and crafts everyday. one of my favorites is painting with water outside.

  43. drums, shakers, paint and chalk!!

  44. Rae Higgins says:

    Turn off the TV

  45. Mary Dailey says:

    Make sure you always have plenty of supplies on hand.

  46. We give our 10 month old daughter little instruments like egg shakers so she can make her own music!

  47. We check out Internet DIY blogs to get more creative ideas!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  48. I keep them creative by trying to forget about how much of a mess they will make, and how much fun they will have!

  49. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    Use Everyday Items to get kids being creative and crafty

  50. Heidi Daily says:

    My best tip is to make many different mediums available for your children to experiment with

  51. My kids have a craft basket with various supplies. They love using their supplies and add to it often.

  52. I love to take my son outside, there is so much creative inspiration in nature

  53. Sarah Brown says:

    Encourage them to be messy! Don’t get all bent out of shape if they make a mess. It takes the fun out of being creative!

  54. joanne major says:

    i keep a box stocked with paper, markers, scissors, glue, crayons,yarn, felt,glitter and paint. they can make stuff whenever they feel like it. and we go to hobby lobby every weekend

  55. Do crafts with them! Get involved!

  56. Elizabeth Wisniewski says:

    We keep art supplies out all the time, and blocks. They boys love to create with those.

  57. Keep craft supplies handy and get involved helping them, part of it is making memories. Look on http://pinterest.com so many ideas.

  58. Jennifer Barata Allen says:

    lots of colouring and when outside using chalk on cement

  59. I provide my kids with lots of crafts & supplies and give them ideas about what they can create.

  60. I’ll give them markers, colored pencils, stickers, crayons, construction paper, foil, glue, and a large blank piece of paper and let them have at it.

  61. Make sure they are doing a craft that they enjoy and that it is age appropriate.

  62. Dawn Sterner says:

    I always have art supplies around because my daughter loves drawing!

  63. courtney hennagir says:

    i like to keep my son creative by providing lots of fun crafts and supplies and encourage him to dream big.

  64. I am always on lookout for new craft projects on pinterest.

  65. brandi hawn says:

    we always do a bunch of different crafts and activities together :)

  66. brandi hawn says:

    corvette toddler to twin bed! :)

  67. turn off the tv.

  68. Lots of things . We do things with lots of pennies – build race tracks – try to stack them and spin them.
    I keep lots of paper and crayons around for them to draw and cut up for crafts too

  69. We have lots of crayons and construction paper (she’s a little young for really creative crafts yet.)

  70. deanna_boocock says:

    Lots and lots of plasticine.

  71. Jennifer Hedden says:

    All you have to do is sit down with my girls and give them some crayons, markers, or paints and they will be creative. Sometimes I find some neat craft ideas online or on pinterest and we will do that and sometimes I will ask them both to draw something specific, but mostly they come up with plenty of things to draw on their own.

  72. we do alot of crafts

  73. Trasina McGahey says:

    Make sure they stay away from the TV and have lots of imaginative toys.

  74. Marie Haney says:

    We keep our daughter actively creative through the obvious – arts and crafts, crayons and markers, paper, glue, etc. But we also keep her creative by exposing her to as many things as we can. She’s traveled, attended museum exhibits, symphony concerts, sporting events, among many other things. We read A LOT of books and watch movies and television shows that help her creativity leaps and bounds. We encourage her in EVERYTHING that she chooses to do. When you give them a world of ideas, the possibilities are endless! :)

    Thank you for an amazing giveaway! :)
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  75. I have a chalk board in my kitchen and they like to draw me something when they come.

  76. Jennifer Hedden says:

    It wouldn’t take my facebook like for the puppy on the last step.

  77. I like to keep random supplies (popsicle sticks, feathers, etc.) for them to be creative with when they get bored.

  78. i give my grandson magazine’s so he can cut them up and make collages

  79. annette campbell says:

    I have play dates with friends and lots of crafts to do

  80. Tiffany Overton says:

    We are always going to the craft store and making things for Grandma! The love making things for there friends too!!

  81. I get a lot of ideas off of Pinterest and blogs – I make sure that all art supplies are super accessible and try not to limit his creativity@

  82. I allow them to play in mixed media…even things not considered art supplies, mud, shaving creme, dog food…

  83. Holly Mitkowski says:

    crafts and fun ways to complete tasks

  84. Sleepyheadedmom says:

    To help keep my son creative I play with him and use my imagination too. We keep alot of art supplies handy and even make our own. Not too long ago, he helped me dig up and process our own clay. Now we just need to make things with it.

  85. Sarah Davis says:

    We make up songs together.

  86. Honestly I think my kids are more creative than me… but I think encouraging their creativity fuels it even more… so my tip is to constantly encourage and praise them!

  87. I would love the Adventure Lodge Play Center and Sandbox Combo for my kids!

  88. Tennille Fraser says:

    My little guy loves to draw and colour. We do ‘nature crafts’ after hikes. He loves playdough

  89. Box of stuff they can do whatever they want, just no glue on my carpet :)

  90. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    I let my son lead and just have fun.

  91. I get some ideas off pinterest or magazines. My neices love to do crapfts.I have lots of craft stuff I keep at my house so when they come over we make stuff. My sister and my mom also have craft stuff. I love putting their artwork on my fridge so they love drawing pics for me. Thanks for this oh so super Awesome giveaway! :)

  92. Let your kids be bored. They’ll find something creative to do! :)

  93. They love to draw/color/paint so I like to introduce new mediums and like many others have said, let them know there is no wrong way to do it!

  94. Jeanne Bates Tennant says:

    I find fun crafts and projects that are child/adult fun for my niece and I on pinterest. Plus I ask her to think of a something she would love to do make so that her brain can work in creativity and original ideas area. A lot of our arts & crafts are not planned out. We just start talking and take it from there to make fun and enjoyable items. We are working on her making Christmas presents for family and friends. Thank you for the chance to win an awesome prize.
    :)

  95. Joyce Harrell says:

    I try to keep all my craft supplies together so they are always ready

  96. There’s a group that does art projects every other Saturday. It’s free so I take my kids there.

  97. I keep my kids creative by limiting television time and by giving them blank paper to draw whatever they wish.

  98. My youngest has a very creative mind and loves doing crafts that she dreams up. This desk would be a perfect workspace for her.

  99. I don’t really have a tip beside let them create something on your own

  100. kelly tillotson says:

    friday is our craft day! although, we still do a lot of coloring throughout the week!
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

  101. My youngest has a very creative mind and loves doing crafts that she dreams up. This desk would be a perfect workspace for her. I let me kids make what they imagine with pretty much anything they want like straws, pasta, yarn…

  102. I keep my kids creative by limiting television time and giving them blank paper to draw on.

  103. I have lots of craft items handy, paint, crayons, beading stuff for necklaces etc readily available for them when they feel a creative itch coming on.

  104. now that the weather has been beautiful, we take the kids outside for paint time fun, bike rides, chalk time it’s really been great for my 8yo and 3yo.

  105. Jacqui Kelly says:

    I keep a box of crayons and color books in my living room book case for when the kids come over. Mine are all grow but have ones of their own now.

  106. We are always looking for craft ideas!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  107. Ask them open-ended questions, and give them TIME to be creative. It cannot be rushed.

  108. Turn off the TV and make their imaginations do the work.

  109. Candice Walker says:

    This would make a wonderful birthday gift for my kids. They love to draw, paint, and just about everything else.

  110. Ask them open-ended questions, and give them TIME to be creative. It cannot be rushed. And adults often forget it is a process.

  111. amber cavalier says:

    Chalk, and lots of it. With a 13 month old this is the easiest way to keep her showing her creative side. She absolutely the bright colors and Iblove that I can just wash it away unlike paint. Best for those long days you want to let the children be creative but not really in the mood it sit down and help them glue everything in place. (Common we all have our days we give them something to play quietly while you sit back and enjoy being outside and relaxing (;

  112. Chalk, and lots of it. With a 13 month old this is the easiest way to keep her showing her creative side. She absolutely the bright colors and I love that I can just wash it away unlike paint. Best for those long days you want to let the children be creative but not really in the mood it sit down and help them glue everything in place. (Common we all have our days we give them something to play quietly while you sit back and enjoy being outside and relaxing (;

  113. Randi Oaklief says:

    I try to introduce new products & ideas to my granddaughter!

  114. We always have crayons and paper out!

  115. Keeping lots of paper on had for those creative moments.

  116. Chalk, and lots of it. With a 13 month old this is the easiest way to keep her showing her creative side. She absolutely the bright colors and I love that I can just wash it away unlike paint. Best for those long days you want to let the children be creative but not really in the mood it sit down and help them glue everything in place. (Common we all have our days we give them something to play quietly while you sit back and enjoy being outside and relaxing (;

    is this comment really to short? I think I rambled on lol

  117. Keeping lots of paper on had for those creative moments. We already have tons of crayons, pencils, colored pencils, paint etc.

  118. Keeping lits if paper on hand for those creative moments.

  119. Jan Messali says:

    I save all sorts of scraps to inspire creativity… bubble wrap, scraps of colored paper from junk mail, egg cartons, etc. These can be used in so many different ways.

  120. sharon winne says:

    Lots of crayons and rolls of butcher paper for coloring!

  121. I am hoping to win this for my young daughter who is just starting a daycare to bring in extra money to her little family. She has the biggest heart and loves every person.

  122. We do a craft almost everyday day. My daughter LOVES to paint and draw, I have been looking for a something like this for awhile! Thanks for the giveaway!

  123. trisha newhouse says:

    My 3 year old loves to help in the kitchen, so we made fun lunches together.

  124. We like to pull things out of the paper/cardboard recycle and let our imaginations build what it may!

  125. I find different activities on the internet.

  126. sheila musselman askins says:

    we love doing scavenger hunts! its easy i just pick things that are easy to find outside…a flower…a leaf…a rock…etc…and when its raining i will quickly hide things inside and have the kids search for it!

  127. Catherine Lott says:

    A stay creative by doing many different things, we pretend to be animals, do some crafts, look for different shapes in clouds, etc…

  128. serena adkins says:

    I have this activity book that I bought at the book store and they have an activity that you can create with your child everyday. I love this book.

  129. serena adkins says:

    Another step 2 toy I like is the Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse

  130. Heather Wone says:

    Try new things and dont be afraid to get dirty!!!

  131. Michelle.A. says:

    We always have our art supplies available. We also make season/holiday crafts to keep the house decorated.

  132. When my 7 kids were little we always had a craft box filled with endless supplies. One day a week ,usually on a weekend we would sit at the dining room table and everyone would just use what was in the box and make their own creations. But w always used nature, colors and things around us to let them know, they could make something out of anything if they put their creativity to the test. Thanks for a amazing giveaway opportunity.
    Carol L.

  133. I try to color with my 21 month old daughter at least once a day. We read throughout the day, every day. We play make believe. She is the light of my existence.

  134. jennifer shaw says:

    My daughters are 2 and 1, so we are starting the coloring thing. They do good for the first 5 seconds, then start on the dog and their self. We are working on it!!

  135. I keep my kids creative by supplying them with the tools they need to let their creativity flow!

  136. When I really want to get her creative juices flowing, we head outside. There is always something new to discover! We can even collect things to use inside for projects.

  137. We keep lots of pens, paper, etc. on hand for the kids to use.

  138. My daughter is almost 2, and she LOVES to color and paint! She also loves to use sidewalk chalk on the driveway. I even downloaded the app on my phone that lets her “color” on my phone, it keeps her busy when we are out and about!

  139. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Have things available in the environment for kids to see and use. Include the usual like colored pencils and chalk, but also have papers, cardboard tubes, adhesive tapes, boxes, small bottles, etc. on hand. Make sure there is a place for crafts–a table, spare room, closet–whatever you have even just a corner.

  140. i buy lots of creativity kits

  141. We make up stories together, make things out of every day items, and encourage them to power down electronics and interact with people.

  142. Shannon Dewease says:

    I keep a “craft box” fully stocked. A lot of items I buy on clearance or get “free” as samples, so it doesn’t break my bank book!

  143. Dorinna Wren says:

    I always keep craft itemsaround. I was a preschool teacher for 15 yrs so I have tons of books and ideas. My kids are also very creative on their own it is awesome

  144. I try to get the boys to play kinect when they are indoors and we frequently go outside to catch bubbles

  145. I save containers and small boxes and see what my LO does with them.

  146. Jessica Hahn says:

    I am always sure to display all of their pictures and projects for guests to see. We have pictures etc….lining our hallway so anytime guests so to the restroom or to got see the kid’s bedroom they are sure to see and comment on all the awesome work. It’s not your ideal home decor, but it’s way more meaningful. The kids love this attention and praise.

  147. Different crafts using different mediums all the time! It keeps their hands and minds busy and they feel proud and accomplished when they are done!

  148. I let my children make projects out of cereal boxes and pretty much anything they can find at home.

  149. Adriana Fitzgerald says:

    I try to put them in a variety of activities and color and draw and craft with them at home

  150. I usually look online for ideas!

  151. Keeping up with holiday crafts and always having lots of different ideas and supplies are good tips

  152. We have every type of creative tools at our home for the children to try – painting, window crayons, colouring, draw tablet for xbox, they have so much to choose from. My wife also collects small things, now my kids do too, for crafts – kept in the craft dressers for a later time.

  153. That was my comment above but my wife’s email was in the name/email – sorry – it keeps them there if they’ve been here before.

  154. Sherry Compton says:

    Books are a great way to get kids using their imagination. We read about far away places, silly things, all kinds of things. This helps kids to see the world in a new way. A cardboard box is no longer a cardboard box.

  155. we go on ‘exploratory walks’

  156. My tip: pinterest has some great ideas for crafts and games to do with the kids. That’s where I find all my ideas to get my kids creative.

  157. I love having my children make birthday and Christmas presents for family and friends. I give them a bunch of different supplies and let them go at it. Thanks!

  158. Both of my Daughters are very creative. I just make sure I am well stocked on supplies for what ever they are dreaming up that day. Thank you!
    @AdamsFmReviews

  159. I just let them explore their creativity with regular things they have around them. For example, my son made a “boxtar” with a shoebox and rubberbands (guitar box), then pretended to play and sing with it.

  160. Lots of inexpensive crafts!

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  161. Always have an activity planned! When I don’t have things planned for them (to keep them busy) things don’t go so well…

  162. one thing i do is in Dec everyday the crazy elf that we have around here leaves them something artsy craftys that deals has a Christmas theme and my kids take off from there with what ever it is they get

  163. We do arts and crafts a lot and make up stories.

  164. Wendi Scharrer says:

    My tip would be…keep it simple! Nature walk to discover insects, leaves, clouds, plants, etc in the back yard or your nearest park. Draw & color a picture then write a short story about your adventure. Makes great art work to display on your fridge or framed! You could also collect leaves press, identify and collect in a book. Don’t forget to date for future reference. :)

  165. Always trying new crafts and putting them on display when finished

  166. My tip is to sit down with the kids and make up fun stories to tell!

  167. We paint & draw!

  168. Tiffany Banks says:

    I always do a bunch of crafts with the kids, as well as coloring, cutting, & pasting.

  169. We love making seasonal crafts!

  170. Alexandra Clatterbuck says:

    We take nature walks…collect things we find and use them at home to make pictures and crafts.

  171. We keep an art supply box filled with materials for the kids to browse and use.

  172. Mary Williams says:

    Constantly giving them new things to try! Whether it’s a paint bag, or some home made play dough, I try to give my son something new to play with so he doesn’t get bored!

  173. Rachael Henzman says:

    My tip is set up a table full of anything creative and just let the kids go at it for awhile. Another tip is to get involved with them when doing art crafts.

  174. ThePixieSprinkles says:

    We keep a bunch of crafts in a box and let our daughter loose to come up with different creative ideas! =)

  175. jody jamieson says:

    takre them in the kitchen and get them to help you make bread biscuits cup cakes they get to eat them so they will love it or to ice them and make face’s out of lollies eg smarties musk sticks

  176. I do my best to keep the kids outside instead of in front of the TV, the outdoors is full of creativity.

  177. I love to have my kids create by providing any type of craft item… stickers, papers, markers, sand, salt…etc etc!

  178. elaine bolduc says:

    we like to play “whats missing” we fill a tray with many different things from the “junk drawer” and then cover it with a towel and we all take turns trying to remember what was in the tray, with one person in charge of the tray at a time, if we are stuck then the person in charge of the tray gives hints as to what is left in the tray. its fun, and helps to develop their minds and memory.

  179. Courtenay Coad says:

    My son is only one. But we still are keeping him creative by practicing coloring and painting :)

  180. Justine McD. says:

    I keep old magazines around and let my kids cut them up and make whatever craft they want to out of it.

  181. lori butler says:

    always have lots of paper, drawing,coloring or craft items handy and their own space

  182. let them play outside with their friends.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  183. Keep a large assortment of art material available at all times.

  184. We keep a big box full of craft stuff. Feathers, paper, glue, buttons, sequins, etc. It always gets the kids interested when they’re bored.

  185. I keep them creative by always having lots of different things in their craft boxes.

  186. I love for my son to be creative and learn to draw and this would be an awesome place for that!

  187. Jessica E Ledford says:

    I look at Pinterest for ideas! I especially love to use things I have on hand and repurpose things!

    cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

  188. we do alot of crafts.
    Thanks for the chance!

  189. I always give my son plenty of blank paper for drawing.

  190. We always have art supplies handy!

  191. Just let them create what they want, let their imaginations run wild so to speak

  192. Valerie Theberge says:

    I get on the internet and find some craft projects for my little Jacob

  193. Dacia Vaughn says:

    Crafts

  194. I try to make him curious about everything

  195. Kathleen Hiskey says:

    The internet can be such a helpful tool to help you figure out how to keep them busy without huges messes and you can find all sorts of creative things for kids of all ages to do. Always remember to search and bookmark and pin your finds for yourself(pins make great bookmarks lol) the possibilities are endless! thanks for the chance to win ;)

  196. Heather Freeman says:

    Travel everywhere with crayons and paper.

  197. alessandra lalla says:

    I make children’s games with my hands.

  198. I get ideas on the Internet for crafts and at the craft store.

  199. Buying arts and crafts like finger paint, stamps, newspaper, etc.

  200. Shelley Bryan says:

    I encourage them to use whatever they find to create something new.

  201. Jen Gibbons says:

    I keep construction paper and crayons, pencil crayons and go to the dollar store to buy foam stickers, or foam animal kits, so that if we have a really bored day we can make things or make holiday decorations if it’s a holiday…

  202. katie kitterman says:

    filling tubs with pasta and pouring from 1 pail to another

  203. you know they just kinda do it them selves….my 7 year old loves art so no forcing the issue there

  204. Brittany Poole says:

    My son and I sit down and do a craft everyday…maybe just drawing or painting. We’ve made playdough and our own bubbles before. We especially like to make holiday crafts and birthday crafts. Pinterest gives us lots of ideas.

  205. We paint different items that we find in nature.

  206. We paint different items that we find in nature. We do lots of gluing crafts and cutting out pictures.

  207. Keep lots of art supplies handy!

  208. Isabelle Simard says:

    Here we are keeping all boxes and funny clothes ..Imagination do the rest. Pirate one day, princess after, Captain in a submarine…No limit !!

  209. Sue Ellison says:

    I encourage their creativity by letting them play pretend, turning everyday items into something fun.

  210. veronique saumur says:

    thank for the nice contest

  211. Stephanie Phelps says:

    We put a chalk board in their rooms

  212. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I let my 3 year old collect rocks and we paint them, or we make puppets out of paper bags. We just find different ways to make things however we want, it’s so fun!

  213. Get creative with them! Showing them it is okay will allow them to open their minds.

  214. Terry Cross says:

    Make sure to have a wide variety of supplies on hand

  215. I always keep crayons and papers outside the house, and I encourage them to stay in the kitchen with me :)

  216. I keep my kids creative by doing several different things with them daily, such as making them think of two different nouns and writing a story consisting of those nouns. Cutting up and crafting paper into different shapes, cutting 2 liter bottles and making them into birdhouses, etc. =D Were a creative family.

  217. I let my two year old son draw on the window with crayons for as long as he wants. Once he’s done drawing on the window, I clean the window.

  218. Peter Schott says:

    Give them freedom to be themselves and use their imagination. Listen, give them feedback, play with them, and their creativity will flourish.

  219. We have bin’s with crafting supplies and We make decoration’s for special occasions …Halloween, Easter , Christmas etc

  220. We Colorado together

  221. April Brenay says:

    We like to go on nature walks and make a craft with things we find.

  222. i have a box with craft supplies my daughter can use whenever she wants

  223. Excellent, thank you for organizing this giveaway

  224. I try to do some sort of craft project with my kids every week. We paint, color, or make something fun.

  225. My kids LOVE projects. I stock up on items when they go on clearance (esp. after the holidays), and I keep everything in a big craft bin. There is no telling where their imaginations will take them.

  226. Jennifer (Jen) Boehme says:

    Paints, sand, projects I find on the internet. I like things that keep their interest.

  227. Jennifer (Jen) Boehme says:

    Paint, sand, projects I find on the internet and keeps their attention.

  228. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I make sure they spend time outside each day. If that doesn’t work and they tell me they are bored, I let them know about all the chores that need done and somehow that seems to spark their creativity! haha

  229. I make sure there are art/craft supplies with easy access for her, so she can start a project whenever the mood hits her.

  230. I just always had lots of different craft supplies on hand.

  231. There are books and art supplies at our house for when they come over.

  232. I keep TONS of different craft supplies and we try to find creative uses for things!

  233. I do a little prep work in the morning so my son looks forward to the craft while at school- and thinks about what he wants to do

  234. monica dillon says:

    i make sure we do an arts and craft project every sunday

  235. expose them at a young age to coloring and painting and drawing instead of sitting in front of the tv
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  236. They need help to be creative? ;) Seriously, I don’t have to do much. Just give them the supplies/tools, and then encourage their work.

  237. Always keep a; basket of ready to use art supplies handy

  238. Amanda Hoffman says:

    my son is only 10 months but we just give him creative toys

  239. I keep the kids creative by doing crafts with them like making ornaments for Christmas or collecting objects in nature and making sculptures!

  240. We keep the kids creative by painting and doing all kinds of crafts!

  241. I like to choose activities I know I will enjoy too to keep the energy level up. And I like to mix up the activities.

  242. I try to get toys that my son needs to use his imagination for, usually not the toys with sounds and beeping etc. We also have an arts n crafts table with crayons, markers etc.

  243. Jenny Stanek says:

    I let them pick out crafts that allow them to be the designer rather than following strict instructions

  244. catherine tremblay says:

    I want to win its for gift!!!

  245. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    I take him to the art supply and craft store sometimes and let him pick out stuff.

  246. renee walters says:

    I find things on the internet and download craft projects for my kids.

  247. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    Creating a chalkboard table where they can feel free to draw all over the table and it comes right off with an eraser!

  248. Encourage them to make different activities like painting, crafting, singing, dancing, writting, etc.

  249. letting her draw and color her own way and encouraging singing and dancing

  250. PinkySwayers says:

    My tip for keeping kids creative is to limit the number of toys available to them at any one time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  251. I introduce new materials and art supplies to keep them creative. Plus lots of free exploration outdoors too!

  252. I buy craft things for my daughter and make sure she is stocked with paper and colors. I also give my children free play times to just be themselves, use their imagination, etc.

  253. I usually let him try new things by his way, If it’s false, I’ll tell him the right way

  254. heather eg kaufman says:

    My son loves his paint easel.

  255. Get involved with your kids, that is my best tip.

  256. drawing and playing and experiencing new things is the best way i think ^^

  257. Addison Kat says:

    We do lots of crafts and we like to make up games and stories

  258. Darlene Owen says:

    To keep them creative make sure they have plenty of supplies to work with. Have sample projects so they have ideas to work from.

  259. Always keep LOTS of art supplies on hand!

  260. Never let them get bored…keep finding new, engaging projects to do day after day!

  261. Jenny Lloyd says:

    i let my boys use their imagination when creating a project, never telling them it should be done a certain way

  262. Jenny Lloyd says:

    i let my boys use their imaginations when creating projects, never telling them it is not done wrong

  263. We like to cook together with things we’ve grown in our garden.

  264. Rotate the toys and art supplies.

  265. Make sure there are plenty of materials – and when it comes to mess, don’t sweat the small stuff. A great investment is a huge roll of paper table cloths with the plastic backing.

  266. My kids and I browse pinterest together for a new craft idea every day!! Recently their fave activity is transforming recyclables into works of art.

  267. Kelly Falcone says:

    use natural materials found outside to do art projects

  268. Alicia Ponce says:

    Provide opportunity as much as possible, keeps the craft box full.

  269. Miranda Welle says:

    The kids have free access to all the paint, paper, and other “craft” supplies whenever they want! They are in a cupboard at their level!

  270. After school activites

  271. Keep supplies available.

  272. Kim Withers says:

    Pinterest has given me great ideas to stay creative with my daughter.

  273. I give them “trash” to play with… packing materials, boxes, cardboard that might come in hubby’s shirts. They use it to make robots and trains and all sorts of stuff. And it’s free!

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

  274. My tip is to not hover; give them some space and let them explore freely. That’s how they learn!

    fs4sarah at gmail dot com

  275. Sarah Carpenter says:

    I find that just turning off the TV gets them to be creative – after they’re done whining.

  276. Carla Garcia says:

    i like to mix up activities and switch up what they are using from watercolors to pudding colors or shaving cream colors,e ct

  277. Tonya Extine Hopkins says:

    Always have coloring books and crayons around for when they are bored

  278. Monique Rizzo says:

    Take them on a nature hike to collect rocks,leaves etc and make collages.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  279. Have lots of scraps from anything to be crafty with

  280. Chev Sopkin says:

    I keep an art supply armoir in our dining room that my 3yr old son can access for paper, finger paints, chalk, markers, glue & craft accessories. He is very good about asking or letting me know what he is doing at all times. This boy would tell on himself if he did something, so I never need to worry that he will get into something he shouldn’t when it comes to our cabinet. I’ve been lucky enough to avoid crayons on walls for the last 2 years!
    We do crafts together daily & I often give him the freedom to choose or offer up 1-3 choices. I enjoy his creativity just as much as he does :)

  281. We try to do crafts at least once or more a week!

  282. Read books with them.

  283. lisa phillips (golden storm) says:

    always finding craft projects for the kids,they love it

  284. michelle riebeek says:

    Always have creative supplies out. Even though sometimes it means messes.

  285. Just get the craft box out

  286. lots of craft stuff around

  287. Brandi Price says:

    TURN OFF the TV!

  288. Always have lots of great supplies on hand

  289. We try to do something arty/crafty every day to keep my kids interested

  290. We keep a bin of craft supplies available.

  291. I have many crafts in my son’s playroom. He likes to draw and color so he has a box of crayons and markers with paper ready when he wants to get creative.

  292. Juli Guthrie says:

    We do crafts as a family, the boys always have access to paper, markers, and scissors and at least once a week we dig up a “special” project.

  293. ivy arrington says:

    Lots of paper and crayons

  294. Sarah Harding says:

    let them do stuff on there own unless your absolutely needed

  295. Sarah Harding says:

    Counting & Shapes Puzzle™ for my son

  296. Mandy Blank says:

    We do stories where my son provides the next line in the story. You never know what stories he’s going to come up with!!

  297. Keeping it simple. Sometimes a pile of boxes can bring out the most in a kid’s imagination.

  298. I try and expose my girls to a variety of creative arts. I love having projects we can work on together. Just recently we completed a pop cap jewelry kit from them and their friends. They had so much fun!

  299. every sunday we do a new little crafty project! they look forward to sunday craft day!:)

  300. I read them books by master storytellers.

  301. My daughter stays creative because we constantly encourage her to keep drawing and writing stories.

  302. We subscribe to Family Fun and they always have great ideas!

  303. we do lots of art projects to stay creative!

  304. we save things from around the house and then try to make something with it. Like pop bottle penguins.

  305. By having a good selection of art and other things around that are great for creativity, like lego.

  306. We do a lot of art projects and activities.

  307. MOMMYOFONE SHANNA says:

    we have a special cupboard thats full of art supplies and crafts.
    My son loves it !

  308. We love crafts, so whenever we can we will make things together

  309. christine jessamine says:

    we do alot of crafts together and make things fun

  310. CATHY ADAMS says:

    I have twin granddaughters that are age 3 and get bored very easy. This would be wonderful for them.

  311. Melissa Avey says:

    I set up crafts!

  312. I would love this for my 3 year old!

  313. Karen Gonyea says:

    Let them tell the story, don’t interject with what fits, that way they can use all of their imagination !

  314. I try to find fun crafts and activities online

  315. I try to do lots of crafts and tell lots of stories!

  316. nannypanpan says:

    i buy lots of crafts kits marked down after holidays so that we can create and use them all yr
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  317. schedule a time for creative play where you supervise the project each week

  318. Crystal Irvin says:

    I do alot of crafts with my niece even though she is only 2!

  319. I like to encourage them to create their own ideas and not just copy art exactly as they see it.

  320. Paper and stickers keeps my kids busy

  321. robert hagan says:

    We sock up on craft suppies and always have lots of paper.

  322. I always keep paper, stickers, markers and crayons in a bin and ask my granddaughters to make something after we read a story

  323. oh my little sister gonna LOVE this!!

  324. My keep a craft box, and try to make something crafty at least every week!

  325. Kristy Thiel says:

    definitely do what you can to foster their imagination!

  326. Jodi Kershuk says:

    Lots of crayons, tissue paper, play doh, stickers and tons of paper!

  327. Having lots of paper and art supplies on hand so my kiddo can draw, color, etc.!

  328. I don’t have everything available all the time. Rotating different materials (or even just toys) helps them to seem new and fresh for my kids.

  329. Don’t restrict what they can do with available items. Let them come up with out of the box ideas of fun things to do or make. Thank you!

  330. Christine W says:

    I encouraged my daughter and now my grandson to use their imagination when it comes to doing things. I often included my daughter in class projects that I had for my high school math students. She enjoyed making things just like her mother. I also taught her how to bake and sew at an early age.

  331. Tiffany Kinney says:

    I let my kids create recipies to make their own snacks.

  332. I give my niece poster size sheets of paper to draw on

  333. Have lots of glue, tape and paper on hand!

  334. Ellen Levickis says:

    art appreciation lessons

  335. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    Lots of different activities, coloring, making crafts, outside play

  336. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    http://www.step2.com/p/Deluxe-Kitchen-Play-Set
    This would be for my grandchildren

  337. Free time with an art supply box

  338. I’m always trying to keep things fresh and let their minds wander and wonder and see what their imaginations can come up with!

  339. Teach them to entertain themselves from a young age!

  340. Michelle Macaluso says:

    We always do crafts for the kids to give everyone for holidays and birthdays. Then they have fun being creative and they are so proud that they made something for a loved one.

    mmacaluso333@yahoo.com

  341. We have an hour of art time everyday!

  342. offer choices and don’t push for perfection…let them BE creative by allowing some flexibility on projects. And remember that lots of supplies for projects are FREE, like containers and newspapers, old paper towel rolls and egg cartons, and of course BOXES…kids just gravitate to them for some reason!

  343. jody jamieson says:

    wow the kids would just love this and the things we can make good luck to all

  344. Kimberly Lish says:

    I follow a lot of craft blogs and try to set up projects with my son as often as possible. I also try to be flexible and let him take the lead on projects since it’s more important that he expresses himself than it is to have a finished project that looks like it came from the pages of a magazine.

  345. amber pafford says:

    I keep colored paper stickers finger paint foam shapes and crayons in stock for those rainy or cold days

  346. Always have new things on hand, or do old things differently, look at it in a different way.

  347. norene walters says:

    Offer a variety of options that appeal to various kids. Also recycled supies are fun

  348. My kids would love this table.

  349. rebecca day says:

    drums, shakers, paint and chalk!!

  350. jeanne conner says:

    When we go on trips I always have the kids draw pictures of what they see..

  351. I take them outside and let them be inspired by nature!

  352. I try to set aside some creativity time every day. I also limit their tv time and computer time, so they’re more inclined to spend time being creative.

  353. Involve them in creative things you do!

  354. I save a box of oddball things like buttons and bottle caps for for my grandchildren to get creative with. They always make something unique!

  355. Amy Smeltzer says:

    I always encourage them to pretend.

  356. Make everyday tasks fun for kids by making up silly songs and encourage verbal participation

  357. Make everyday tasks fun for kids by making up silly songs and encourage verbal participation as well as motions. “fly” the used paper to the waste basket singing I believe I can fly…throw the trash away and touch the sky.

  358. Make everyday tasks fun for kids by making up silly songs and encourage verbal participation as well as motions. “fly” the used paper to the waste basket singing I believe I can fly…throw the trash away and touch the sky!
    Take a field trip to the back yard and explore. Let kids pick up leaves grass branches…make up a story letting them choose character names and so on about lil Bobby was so tiny he could fit on a leaf and the wind would blow him here and there. Let them make up most of the story.

  359. Make everyday tasks fun for kids by making up silly songs and encourage verbal participation as well as motions. “fly” the used paper to the waste basket singing I believe I can fly…throw the trash away and touch the sky!
    Take a field trip to the back yard and explore. Let kids pick up leaves grass branches…make up a story letting them choose character names and so on about lil Bobby was so tiny he could fit on a leaf and the wind would blow him here and there. Let them make up most of the story but encourage adventure.

  360. Make up a story together.

  361. I use pinterest to find fun and creative projects for the kids to do and they love it! Thank you for the giveaway!

  362. We home school our kids, so there a lot of chalk drawings, gardening,hiking, fishing,reading–coloring–sand castles–finger painting etc.

  363. Renee Richardson says:

    I always encourage them to be themselves and do what makes them happy. I noticed that is when they are most creative. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  364. Lisa Hackney says:

    I keep tons of construction paper, printer paper, scrapbook paper and crayons, markers, paints etc. available for the kids at all times. We also do family craft projects. Since we have 10 in total, it’s worth it to me to buy craft kits like the ones used in VBS and let each child do one!

  365. We have a crafts cupboard full of art and craft supplies. I send the kids there when they start to get a case of the “I’m bored!”‘s. We also encourage free play and time outside everyday!k

  366. jennifer ebner says:

    I try to do at least one art project a week or take my kids to the art museum for classes there – i think letting them learn and practice art keeps them busy and learning.

  367. Aldra Wolfe says:

    I always make sure my son has access to plenty of art and craft supplies as well as toys and games that encourage imaginative play.

  368. Christine S says:

    I don’t know if my 4 year old just came with a huge imagination, or if I helped a bit. Right now she’s in a drawing phase. You know “Simon’s Cat” on YouTube? There are “how to draw” videos for almost every character. She LOVES to watch them and then draws the characters herself. Then she’ll make up new characters and do her own “how to video.” So right now all she needs is a pen and paper and she’s good to go.

  369. Make arts and crafts a daily activity.

  370. Encourage to think outside the (cereal) box and create art from reusable materials from everyday life!

  371. I keep tons of art supplies in the house!

  372. michelle murray says:

    Always have art supplies on hand. Paper, crayons, markers, glitter, glue, etc. My kids love to get creative!

  373. Dawn Daugherty says:

    I love finding new craft ideas when they were real lil it was crayons and paper , now its great cuz they use there imagination with all materials even natural stuff. But i come across alot of ideas from the internet and friends and school that we make and sometimes we put our own twist to a old idea. FUN !!!!

  374. Susan Clarke says:

    I’m a huge crafter myself, so I love that my almost 3 yr old loves them too. Her favourite thing is glueing. A pice of paper/foam some glue and whatever we can find to stick down makes her the happiest! MY 10 month olds fave is yogurt painting..a little food dye in the yogurt and she’s off!

  375. Melanie Pates says:

    I keep my kids creative by letting them make art projects with everyday items around the house. Like uncooked spaghetti noodles, paper plates, etc

  376. Jennifer McCann says:

    I allow my son to color whenever he wants, play and build in his sandbox and just use his imagination!

  377. Melanie Pates says:

    We use everyday things around the house to support creativity. Like uncooked spaghetti noodles, paper plates, etc

  378. Wendi Niccole says:

    crayons and plenty of paper!

  379. melody monfort says:

    Lots of paper on hand

  380. Kristie Betts says:

    I make playdough & keep it in the fridge for the grandkids

  381. Jenafer Barker says:

    I laminated some of my kids favorite characters, dot to dot by numbers and letters. They can color draw trace and wipe it clean. For my youngest he uses dry erase crayons (the friction helps young children to write/draw better until they have obtained the fine skills. My oldest uses dry erase markers. Clean up is easy which is great for a single mommy like me.

  382. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Let them be creative and think up ideas, encourage them and give direction but let them do the actual work!

  383. Have quality art supplies on hand which are more enjoyable to use and don’t stress about the mess.

  384. Pinterest! I have an album for crafts for kids which has hundreds of ideas.

  385. Keep plenty of supplies such as copy paper, crayons, styrofoam pieces, glue on hand….Things you might recycle make great art materials….fabric scraps, cereal boxes, paper towel tubes. etc.

  386. Jennifer Rote says:

    always have art supplies on hand

  387. Keep lots of craft supplies within easy reach. Add recyled items, and all sorts of craft items and let them go free

  388. We keep art supplies within easy reach of my toddler, and encourage a little art or music time every day!

  389. Gretchen Gerth says:

    My granddaughter and I like to imagine things, we go fairy hunting in the small woods by our house. We make wings and tools to use in our search.

  390. Gretchen Gerth says:

    My granddaughter and I like to imagine things, we go fairy hunting in the small woods by our house. We make wings and tools to use in our search. .

  391. melissa Resnick says:

    I really don’t have any tip

  392. Lots of imaginative play, lots of music, and lots of crafts!

  393. We do coloring books, stickers, playdoh, cutting paper and glue to paper. Foam cut outs to make pictures. We are busy all day :-)

  394. Angela Johns says:

    puzzles are a good way to keep kids dexterity up.

  395. I keep art/craft supplies on hand and we do creative things with boxes and cans and other items

  396. Keep child-safe, non-toxic art supplies and paper always on hand and within reach for your kids.

  397. I have lots of things on hand for art and craft projects so they can be creative.

  398. Keisa Rogers says:

    I keep all the arts and crafts stuff on the kitchen table where it can be seen every time they walk by … Then they are always making stuff or coloring :)

  399. We always have art supplies readily available, and I make things with them all the time

  400. Kirby McCauley says:

    I keep a jar filled with random projects; every day my daughter get’s to reach in & pick one for us to do!

  401. Tell lots of stories. Like to give them different experiences and outlets.

  402. Like to give them different experiences and outlets and story telling.

  403. cynthia layton says:

    my 3y/o has her own dry erase board

  404. I have an assortment of craft materials and I let her use whatever she wants to create her masterpieces.

  405. I try to encourage them to draw or explore their talents when we are doing crayons, paint, markers,etc. They love Play doh so we do that and I am always looking for creative things for them to do.

  406. Teresa Thompson says:

    Let them develop their own opinions.

  407. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Go to pool museum, coloring.

  408. Michele Behlen says:

    I try to keep plenty of craft supplies on hand so when my grandchildren come they can use them.

  409. krista grandstaff says:

    The simplest things..large cardboard boxes…glue and feathers…leaves we find in the yard..you name it :)

  410. Marla Bland says:

    I keep lots of craft supplies on hand and my daughter was always putting together “projects” around the house.

  411. I like to give them random things and have them make me art.

  412. Judy Gregory says:

    to paraphrase the divine miss m (bette midler). i always kinda thought the best gift for a kid was a pencil and a piece of paper

  413. Judy Gregory says:

    the clubhouse climber could keep izzy busy for hours while gramma works in her garden

  414. Best way to keep them creative is to model the behavior…not only do fun creative projects with them, but do my own as well. Knitting, sewing, sketching and lots of artistic upcycling. :)

  415. Maegan Morin says:

    Just let them do their own thing with minimal or gentle instruction!

  416. Maya TheBee says:

    Imagination + lots of craft supplies! :)

  417. we’re always making all kinds of things by finding craft projects on the net

  418. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    having supplies laying out
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  419. I like to keep a lot of art supplies to keep my little one creative.

  420. I’d like to have the walk in kitchen.

  421. We do baking!

  422. Rebecca Orr says:

    We save a lot of things that most people throw away. We reuse them to make gifts for friends and family.

  423. By letting her know it’s okay to get messy sometimes and explore things.

  424. I love to switch it up! Keeping craft supplies fresh and new keeps kids interested in projects.

  425. Terry Absire Riley says:

    We know get on pinterst and browse throught creative things to do and then do a project or decorate a cupcake into a spider, etc. Love Pinterest and so good about getting to spend quality time with your precious gifts from God as well as have a fun filled day.

  426. Terry Absire Riley says:

    We log into Pinterest and browse through all the creative crafts, cake decorating, costumes, etc and pick a subject and work on that. It may be decorating cupcakes into spiders, carving pumpkins, crafts, etc. but a great way to spend quality time with your loved ones, have fun and watch their faces proud in amazement at their achievement. Anything to keep their minds busy, spend quality time and love every minute of it.

  427. Kathleen Downes says:

    My son love to paint and play with playdoh. We also like to collect interesting objects like rocks or pine cones to make into crafts later.

  428. Jacqui Odell says:

    Letting them explore and get messy!!

  429. Jacqui Odell says:

    Letting them explore and get messy!! My kids love paint!!!!!!!!!!!!

  430. I encourage my child to “read” the book without actually reading the book by creating her own story.

  431. maria alvarado says:

    I buy craft and art supplies. I put everything in the middle and watch them create.

  432. My son loves to get creative, so I keep colored paper, glue, crayons, markers, scissors and other things on the desk where he can reach it and use it any time he wants. And I also look for new ideas online.

  433. We have an art area… I try to make sure there is lots of art supplies and paper to keep the up imagination! I also try to participate as much as possible, giving out ideas if the creativity juices arent flowin’!

  434. My best tip is to get involved with them! Lead by example all the way:)

  435. Danielle Ring says:

    Does it make me a horrible mom to say that I don’t help my kids stay crafty? I let them color and they do art and stuff at school and church.

  436. My tip is to make crafts.

  437. Jennifer Harriman says:

    Keeping craft items on hand at all times & always complimenting their finished work!

  438. I encourage open ended art and imaginative play with my daughter.

  439. Jenn McClearn says:

    leaving the tv off as much as possible and going OUTSIDE! :)

  440. Get ourdoors and let the kids get some inspiration. Even bring back some materials to use in their projects.

  441. Beth Palacios says:

    We shut off the TV and they get to chose their project. Either art or dance. Sometimes we put on music and paint to the music. :-)

  442. it depend on the kid and who here we go out most of the time and then look for thing with
    the intrest of the lkids

  443. we do a lot of crafting, paiting and playing playdoh. We also like to play leggos

  444. I always look for new craft ideas online

  445. get the paints,play doh,pencils,crayons and paper and let them be!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  446. Angela Reed-Warren says:

    My son and I fingerpaint all the time. He loves it.

  447. Candice Hull says:

    I try and lead by example. I try to look at things in a different way and show them how to do the same. Even just going for a walk in the park, we will pretend we are knights on a quest and point out the things we see on our journey. It’s about making every day tasks fun.
    Thank you

  448. I buy supplies when the school year starts and there are great deals! I always have construction paper, stickers, markers, crayons and coloring books for my daughter!

  449. Ella Bryant says:

    I turn the tv off and take it from there.

  450. We read a lot of stories and listen to music..so, our son can have an active imagination :

    shebebes@yahoo.com

  451. I keep paper and crayons out all the time.

  452. having lots of paper,markers,crayons,etc in stock

  453. make up stories with them

  454. Melanie Montgomery says:

    We make Christmas gifts for classmates and teachers!

  455. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I use to give my Son papers and crayons many times,to just color and scribble

  456. Melissa Nix says:

    I always come up with a new art project, whether looking through magazines and online. She designs and decorates the project any way she likes, and it ends up looking a lot better than the original!

  457. We do one craft a day from pinterest

  458. Richard Hicks says:

    we have lots of craft books that they get ideas from. They love doing crafts

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  459. Brittney House says:

    We have art time and arts and craft times

  460. Terry Absire Riley says:

    Just joined GreenKidCrafts tonight and so excited for my grand-children to get their first box. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and introducing me to some incredible creative companies. Serving as an advocate for Autism as well as having an autistic loved one, this will be a BIG step in the right direction in his development skills. God Bless!

  461. My daughter is naturally creative and commonly sees art in everything. While walking down the street, she will find rocks to paint!

  462. Harriett Daniel says:

    do crafts WITH them!

  463. Angela Meldahl says:

    My little guys are kept “busy” when I take them outside… they <3 being outside and I can get a bit of stuff done while they are busy :)

  464. I like buying different coloring books and art projects for them to do

  465. I like buying crayola projects for them to do at home

  466. lexigurl Alexandra O says:

    reading!

  467. Just let their imaginations run wild!

  468. always have art supplies on hand!

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