Fostering creativity in our kids isn’t so much an action as it is a reaction. You can’t force them to do creative things, but you can concoct opportunities for their creativity to emerge. And even then, the result is rarely what you think it would or should be. It’s better, because it’s all them.
Bear Cave Studios is a local facilitator of exactly this. They set loose creative parameters, provide all the necessary supplies, and the space and freedom in which to do it and then allow for it all to unfold. With no wrong or right answers, each child is a master at their craft. (And, since it’s not at our house we aren’t cringing, holding our breath, or kiboshing the whole ordeal for fear of the mess.) We are huge fans of Bear Cave’s philosophy and had to get our Small Fries over to try it out.
On top of any-age-friendly projects, Bear Cave is full of cool ways to display your kids’ art and showed us one way below. Annie, the owner of Bear Cave has all the printables you need for this project free on her blog. Huge thank you to the genius Jenner Brown of Lumineux Films for this gorgeous video, enjoy!
//To craft with Bear Cave Studios, click here.
//To download the art installation free printables head to AnnilyGreen.