Artists, like writers, will often complain about getting into a sort of "writer's block," or rather, a creative rut. Creative ruts seem to happen at the most inopportune times , but there are several ways to get out of them and the next several articles will explore some methods to get you and your children back on track to creativity.
One of the best methods to regain your creative spark is to do a little research, and one of the best places to look is the internet. Type in "craft blog" or "childrens craft blog" and you will have a list of creative brain candy generated for you within seconds.
If you are looking for frugal crafts for your toddler or early school-aged children check out Frugal Family Fun Blog. Vallerie is a mother of two and will provide you with oodles of craft activities that you can create with your children on a budget. She breaks down her projects into categories, so if you are looking for the perfect back to school craft or something fun to do in the outdoors Vallerie has it all for you! She knows how to make creative play fun and affordable.
Two homeschooling mothers Maureen and Shanti of Twig and Toadstool blog together about their adventures in crafting, homeschooling, and sharing their lives with their children. Their projects reflect their love of nature and their Waldorf pedagogy. All of their crafts are colorful, whimsical, and often connected to nature. Check them out the next time you want to make homemade hand cream or create a dazzling window star.
If you love frills, flowers, scarp booking, and cooking then Little Birdie Secrets blog is just the place for you. They are another blog that was created by a few friends who loved to get together and craft; a sort of quilting bee on the web. Don't think all of their crafts are just for girls just because they feature flowers and pretty things, oh no! Several of the authors have sons and will feature creative activities that boys will enjoy. Check out their tutorial on how to create a flower rosette clip
These are just a few of the creative blogs out there. Keep searching for a creative blog that speaks to you. Creativity is often sparked when you have the influence of other creative minds, so it is important to find resources that resonate with your sense of style, purpose, and creative philosophy. More to come on methods of igniting that creative spark in you and your children.