1. Use what you have: It's great if you can keep a craft box stocked with paper, pens, glue, cardboard and paints - but if you have not become organised enough to accumulate such a box - you can still get started right away and use what you have on hand. Paper, tape and textas are all you need to make some great art and get creative - raid the recycle bin for cereal boxes and newspaper, use up old wrapping paper, recycle tins and string, go outside and search for sticks, leaves and pebbles - grab some paint and glue and you can be creating all day.
2. It's about the process not the end product: Don't hover and tell your kids what to draw or make, let them discover and experiment with the materials, give them freedom and space to use their imagination. A little direction is ok if they ask for it - or if they look a little lost - but don't let yourself do it for them - force yourself to step back and be there if needed - but don't be tempted to take over.
3. Model your creativity: Show the kids that everyone can make, draw or be creative in some way. Sit down with the kids for some drawing time, or encourage the kids to follow you out in the garden, you can do your thing and they can do their thing - the companionship is nice - but it doesn't always have to be about the kids - they love to see you intensely interacting with your creativity and this will inspire them to do the same.
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