Ideas for Creativity at Home

Now that we are all going to be spending a lot of time at home, I've created a page to consolidate lots of ideas to keep your family inspired through creative activities. I love that so many artists, friends, teachers and more are sharing so much great content, developing resources and looking for ways to help while we all adjust to a new normal. Finding the sliver linings in these times of uncertainty! I'll keep adding to the list, so be sure to check back! If you have ideas to share, send them my way! Click here to email your creative idea and I may feature it here or on Instagram.

MORE FUN IDEAS!

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Printmaking Box

Create your own prints! The box includes everything you need to make three unique designs, 6 cards/envelopes so you can send HAPPY mail to family and friends, and a canvas pouch to print on, with directions & a video tutorial.

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Keep Chalking!

There are so many positive messages in chalk...keep them going! Thank the medical workers, add some love to your sidewalk, write a neighbor a message...get creative and put that chalk to good use.  

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Artist Coloring Pages

Instagram follower and artist, Courtney Khail, created coloring pages for you using drawings from her sketchbook. These beautiful flowers will get you in the mood for spring and add a little bit of creativity to your day!

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Covid-19 Time Capsule

This FREE printable time capsule PDF created by Natalie Long (graphic designer in Alberta, Canada) is an amazing way for kids to document this time in history and to have something to look back on. 

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What Should We Do?

My dear friend, Gaby, created a bowl of ideas with her family. They all wrote ideas of things of things to do while staying at home, put them in a bowl, and take turns picking one. A great way to add some fun to family time!

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Yoga for Kids

Another Instagram follower, Heather Wininger, shared yoga videos that she has on YouTube. Check out this great 15 minute full body video for for energy release, focus and FUN! She has lot more yoga videos for you, too!

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Rainbow Windows

Matt, a friend from high school, shared this beautiful "stained glass" window that his girls created in Michigan. Create your own colorful window with tissue paper, glue and water to brighten up your space!

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Portrait Puzzles

Who hasn't done (or started) a puzzle during this quarantine? My clever friend, Allison, gifted this amazing puzzle using a photo from a recent girls trip and it was a total hit! Such a fun way to "connect" with good memories!

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Color Theory

Jenner McGinn Studio artist, Kimberly Zukley created a 30 minute video tutorial on Color Theory. She creates beautiful work with amazing colors, so if you're starting to paint, this will be well worth the $20!

FUN WITH JENNER McGINN STUDIO!

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Art Boxes

Grab an art box to for some creative fun! Or surprise someone by sending them one! Boxes come with all art materials and also include step by step directions and a video tutorial.

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FREE Visualization!

Are you staring at your walls and wishing they had beautiful art? Email a photo of your wall (along with how wide it is) and we'll respond with some photo ideas to finish off your space!

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Follow on Instagram

Follow along for ways to add some happy to your home, upcoming art giveaways, and lots of creative inspiration!

CHALK THE WALK!

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Chalk Patterns

I have loved seeing so many of these designs...sweep your driveway, grab some tape, and create some shapes. Fill in with colors or patterns...then pull off the tape and admire your masterpiece!

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Create a Scene

Where do you wish you could go right now? The beach? To outer space? Use your imaginations and draw a background in chalk and then take a picture of YOU in your magical scene!

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Street Challenge

When people are out getting some fresh air, give them a challenge! Add a little unexpected fun on the street. Cheer your challengers on from a distance and send them a high 5 through the air!

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Spread Happy

Add positive messages to the street or sidewalk so when neighbors are out for some fresh air, they will see your notes! Spread some happiness and inspiration!

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Message to Friends

Surprise a friend with a message on their sidewalk or driveway. They'll be excited to see an unexpected greeting! Especially remember friends who have birthdays and won't get to celebrate with friends.

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Make a Game

Create your favorite game outside in chalk...or make up a new one! You get to make up the rules for this one...woohoo! Teach your family and have fun with your human board game!

CREATE WITH ARTISTS

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Doodle with Mo

We LOVE Mo Willems at our house....even got to meet him at the High Museum in Atlanta!  Now he's entertaining and teaching through art in his Lunch Doodles. Grab some paper and markers or colored pencils and get ready for have some fun!

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Sally King Benedict

I love following local Atlanta artist, Sally King Benedict on Instagram. Watch her paint in some of her latest posts! Sally created some fun and free coloring pages for some art therapy. Have fun & show her your finished work using #skbcolorme

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Create with Cassie

An art teacher with a big personality, Cassie Stephens makes creating SUPER fun for kids. Her silliness and creative approach makes learning exciting. Check her out on Instagram for LIVE daily demos or see lots of great ideas on her blog! 

GOOD FOR THE SOUL

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Growing Grounded

My dear friend, Sarah Bristow is such a calming presence. She creates age appropriate mindfulness and meditation strategies. If you or your children are feeling anxious, be sure to check out Sarah's video series.  

Get Active!

Loving this fun way to get moving! The whole family can get involved with a personalized workout. Wall sits for three minutes?! Glad I don't have a "V" in my name! Ha! My good friend, Jen Brown, shared this one! Do you have a fun idea to add to this list? Send them to me!

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Fun on the Farm

I shared one my FAVORITE movies a while back, "The Biggest Little Farm". If you haven't seen it, you gotta check it out. The owners are bringing the farm to you every Friday at 1pm ET on Instagram Live, streaming educational segments for students of all ages. Enjoy!

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