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Creative Children - How Nurturing This Makes Them A Healthier Adult

September 29, 2017

Creative Children - How Nurturing This Makes Them A Healthier Adult

Creative children have innate abilities, embedded within them. It is how their talents are nurtured and enhanced that may determine their future successes. Recognizing and further developing creativity within a child is the key to harnessing the potentials that every individual can display both at the early phases of growth and in the later phase of life. It’s an entire process of a lifetime sequence! Adults can help their children develop the inborn creativity, and help the child to freely embrace and communicate.

A child who is great at mixing colours or one who is cleverly creative at putting strokes together to form shapes, should be nurtured and encouraged to keep at it and become the best that they can be.

To help children at their early stages, they could be preempted from spending so much time spent on TV and rather be involved with organized creative activities that will support them in claiming their imaginations. Guardians and parents should endeavor to provide an environment where their kids’ creativity acts can be easily and better expressed.

Creative play involves putting things together in novel ways, observing the world, or a given problem/issue, with better constructive eye-view. While certain folks are born with talent in certain areas, an artist’s eye, for example, or perfect pitch, or a writer’s collective ways with words - can make a lot of difference  Every child requires access to creativity so as to grow and be able to solve the problems of daily life. In essence, every one of us needs creative outlets to be able to live fully.

Helping a Child Develop His Creativity

  1. Let them get their hands dirty.
Please minimize the ‘neatness rules’ and let them experiment and think outside the box. By research, children who live in environments with a focus on too much neatness - tend to be less creative; so let them take Chances and get Messy creatively!
  1. Focus the kids on creative playing and processes, and not just productivity alone.
It shouldn’t only be about how many pictures a child can produce, but about how engaged they are in the process. If you affirm on how creative a child works on a picture for instance, they will feel acknowledged and strive for more!
  1. 3. Make creative art play easy for children.
If your kid learns and is able to initiate certain art activities without support from others certain times, he or she will be more likely to create art projects whenever the ‘moment’ moves him.
  1. You should also encourage children to ‘create’ together.
While we generally think of creativity as a distinct pursuit, most times - the most rewarding creative experiences come from folks sticking and working together. So it doesn’t matter if the kids are building with blocks or writing a story, it's surely worth supporting them to work and function thru the challenges inherent in creating with other persons, as this creates an experience that can be rewarding.
"The artist is not a superior kind of individual; rather each person is a special kind of artist."
 Stormy Cloud by Julie Rekha

"inspired by the colorful imagination of children".

How to Make A Simple Collage With Children As Seen on Wikipedia It does not need to cost much to make a masterpiece of your own with children. In fact it is healthier to get them to find resources around the house and garden.

  1. Collect the materials needed for making a paper collage. Here are some possible materials:
  • Use construction paper, copy paper, paper bags, tissue paper, marbled paper, handmade paper, etc. The paper can be either soft or hard, or a mixture of both.
  • Use cut-outs from magazines or newsprint. Fashion and news magazines can feature several collage-worthy images. Newsprint can add a fun texture to a collage, as well; just be aware that dyes may run sometimes.
  • Find old scraps of wallpaper. You might have some leftover in a closet, or you can buy small sample swatches from a wallpaper store.
  • Make use of different foils or tapes. Use the aluminum foil from the kitchen, or colored masking or duct tape.
  • Use photographs. Cutting images from old photographs can lend your collage a retro feel. Just make sure you're not cutting up the only copy you have of a photo that you might need later.

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2. Fold, cut or tear the paper into different shapes. You can use scissors or a craft knife to make different shapes. Alternatively, you can make rough tears on the ends of the paper pieces for more texture or a less controlled look.
  • Cut out a whole picture, an identifiable part, or just enough to evoke texture, color, or feeling.
  • To make a word, cut out letters from sources which use differing fonts.
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3. Develop a theme. You might have been assigned a theme, or maybe you came up with one as you collected materials. Either way, build your collage around a central idea or image. 
4. Consider adding embellishments. While not essential, embellishments can take the collage up a notch by adding depth, interest and sparkle. Use ribbons, beads, string, feathers or fabric in the paper collage. Find these items around the house, or purchase them at a craft store.
5. Figure out what you're going to glue the collage onto. You can use a piece of paper, a large piece of cardstock or part of a cardboard box, for instance. Whatever you choose, make sure it's strong enough to handle several more layers of weight and that it will be easy to display.
6.Assemble the pieces before you glue them. Although optional, it's recommended that you try Once you have everything you want to put on your collage, spread it to design the collage before proceeding. Lay it out on a large surface like a table or floor. Build the items in layers, starting with the background and moving forward. This should give you a good idea of what your end product will look like before you commit to any gluing. If you want to remember it exactly, take a picture of your test run. Ideas for collage designs include:
  • A landscape or a seascape
  • A fractal
  • A person's image, such as a pop star or someone who wears highly identifiable clothes or head wear, such as a tiara
  • Newspaper people - use the time-old tradition to make newspaper people and then design them into the collage
  • Animals; for example, use small paper pieces or stamps to form a shape of an animal such as a cat, crocodile or bee. Draw the shape on the paper first and fill in the space by gluing the paper pieces inside the lines
  • A mosaic or an eclectic jumble; the mosaic can follow a shape or it can simply be a pattern or a jumble
  • The alphabet; cut letters out of the paper and either make the alphabet or words on the collage
  • Patterns using only a single shape, such as circles, squares, etc.; repeated patterns are also very effective as a collage.
7.Glue the collage. Starting with the background and working forward, glue the pieces of the collage onto the base. Use regular white glue, a glue stick or rubber cement, and work with precision.
  • Try to arrange the collage around one central piece that you think is striking or interesting.
  • Remember that not every piece has to be glued flat. Try crumpling or folding to achieve a different texture.
8. Let the collage dry. Given that the collage might contain several layers of glue, allow it ample time to dry.
  • For a small collage, an hour or so should be sufficient.
  • For a larger piece, you might want to let it sit overnight or use a very low air blowing fan.
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