Balancing Home

http://www.balancinghome.com

I am SAHM of 2 (soon to be 3). I have become an expert on crafting and creating a home & a meaningful life with very little money and a whole lot of creativity & work. You'll find printables, kid's crafts, mom musings and life as I know it on BH....

Megan is a winner of Top 25 Creative Moms - 2013

Where do you discover new kid-friendly crafts?

I don't know where my kid craft ideas come from. It is a combination of what my kids want to do and what we have on hand. Pulling out the play-doh, paints and crayons never gets old. Mostly I let their imagination lead the way. For holiday projects I might have directions.

What's one creative product you would recommend to all moms?

Every child should have play-doh, paper, crayons and paints at their disposal.

How do you encourage your child to explore their creativity?

For the most part I just make supplies and time to be creative accessible. I try not to obsess about the mess. I encourage the kiddos to do their thing and I try not to control the final product. Even when we go to story time and their is a craft with an example final product, I let my kids do their thing. I see a lot of other mom's moving eyes, and making sure it looks just like the sample. I don't believe that the end product is important, I believe it is the child's experience that is important. A lot of my kids related projects can be found in my project gallery (http://www.balancinghome.com/portfolio/for-the-kiddos)