6 Fun Ways To Inspire Creativity At Home

6 Fun Ways To Inspire Creativity At Home

With busy schedules, lunches to pack, school work to finish and clubs to attend, not to mention jobs of our own, it’s safe to say that creativity at home can sometimes be, shall we say, lacking – especially as energy levels dip. These six tips and tricks will help you and your little ones to feel creative at home in no time.

Have a ‘bored jar’ on hand

‘Bored jars’ can be life savers whenever you hear that dreaded exclamation of boredom. Bored jars are essentially jars filled with fun ideas for keeping little ones occupied. All you need is a jar and scraps of paper on which you can write favourite activities you and the kids like to share or ones they can do on their own. Write a film, play charades, pull out a board game, make homemade play dough – all of these can save a rainy day and get imaginations ticking.

Make your creative space personal…

It’s important to make sure that your own space gets you feeling creative if you want to encourage it in your little ones. You’ll want to keep on hand things that make you happy – pictures of your family or some cute stationary, for instance. If the sunshine on your face keeps you upbeat, put your desk next to a window. Have a look on Pinterest for ideas on organisation, colours, design and quirky extras that can help speak to your personality. Ultimately, your creative space should be all about you and what makes you tick.

…and make your child’s space creative too!

The same principle goes for your little ones – fun, vibrant spaces can get little minds revving in the same way it works for you. Any space can become instantly inspiring with a colourful Peppa Pig theme or scenes from their favourite films. If you’ve just visited the spellbindingly eerie Forbidden Forest on a Warner Bros Studio Tour, your kids can have their own enchanted forests with silk leaves on the ceiling and tree wall decals. Getting them involved in planning is a great way to get their creativity flowing, too.

6 Fun Ways To Inspire Creativity At Home

Create a mood board

Mood boards are essentially a visual representation of everything you love – inspirational quotes, pictures of family and friends, the perfect shade of yellow or the poster for a film that always makes you laugh. All you need is a couple of old magazines and a pair of scissors, and you can get to creating. Mood boards can be amazing sources of inspiration – nothing will make you want to learn how to bake more than staring at pictures of immaculately-iced cupcakes all day.

Have fun with hands-on activities – the sillier the better

We all love a good film afternoon on the sofa, but choosing hands-on activities is a great alternative to screen time and a way to get your little ones’ brains moving. Colouring, painting, doing a puzzle or performing a play will get have them focused and engaged, using their imaginations at every turn. There are no wrong ways to play, either. The more creative and silly the activity, the better.

Make a dress-up box

There’s nothing quite like sporting a bright pink wig or a flouncy tutu to get you and your little one’s creative juices flowing. Just grab an old cardboard box – even a bin bag will do – and toss in your old fancy dress costumes or their Halloween clothes, and try out different characters when the mood strikes. Everything is better – even doing the dishes – when you’re dressed like a pirate.

All that’s left to do is set those imaginations loose. Happy creating!

 

 

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10 Comment

  1. Reply
    Karen Dennis
    30th August 2017 at 7:15 pm

    When I was working as a registered child minder, I regularly did arts and crafts with the children, I have also written a post on this

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      30th August 2017 at 9:26 pm

      I’d love to read it!

  2. Reply
    RawChildhood
    31st August 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Completely agree with the bored jar! It’s a game changer for sure! #ablogginggoodtime

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      1st September 2017 at 12:29 am

      Haha! 🙂

  3. Reply
    Imperfect Mum (@imperfectmumx)
    1st September 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Oh I love the idea of a bored jar! Thank you for sharing With us on #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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      Jaki
      3rd September 2017 at 9:08 pm

      My pleasure, thanks for hosting!

  4. Reply
    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    4th September 2017 at 1:28 pm

    These are wonderul ideas lovely. I think imagination & creativity are the best things to promote in the kiddies, like you said much better than screen time! Thank you for sharing with us at #BloggerClubUK x

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      4th September 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks Becky 🙂

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    Mummy & the Mexicans (@ruthhilbrown)
    9th September 2017 at 4:53 am

    These are great ideas. I wish I had my own creative space… it’s either the breakfast bar in the kitchen or sitting in bed – neither are ideal! #bloggerclubuk

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      Jaki
      10th September 2017 at 7:58 pm

      I feel your pain!

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