Summer Holiday Creativity
The Summer Holidays is a wonderful time for creativity. I love the freedom that a big stretch of time gives us and I know that it really helps us to connect to our creativity as a family.
I love to plan some projects for the holidays and make sure that I have the supplies that we need. This helps me on the days that we are doing the activities and also makes sure that I actually make all the ideas happen rather than just keeping them on a pretty Pinterest board!
This year we have made a family commitment to being as environmentally conscious as possible (I will be sharing the steps we have taken so far), so I am beginning my project planning by seeing what art supplies we already have and planning projects around these things. This is great for keeping to a budget too. Art can get expensive but it doesn’t have to, so I really recommend starting with what you’ve got. It helps with your creativity too!
I am aiming for 12 creative projects with my children, one big one for me and some smaller ones that may or may or not happen. So, that’s 2 a week for the whole six weeks although we are away for a week, so we will do 3 a week some weeks. I recommend setting a creative schedule that you know that you can achieve and then have some spare projects if you all get really into it. This way you feel great and not defeated. I also recommend choosing projects that vary in length. Sometimes you might spend 10 minutes together and other times a whole afternoon. However long the project takes it is still a beautiful thing to do together, so do not get caught up in over complicating things.
As we go through the holidays I will share what we do both here and on Instagram. This will help to keep me going and hopefully encourage you too.
Here is my Pinterest Board full of ideas to help you get started. I will be adding to this over the next couple of weeks as I’m a bit behind on my planning and might need to look for some extra ideas. I love to have a board to spark my inspiration. Sometimes we stick to something I’ve found on there or sometimes we use it to bounce our ideas around.
I would love you to share what you and your family create using the hashtag #allsortsofcreativity.