Meaningfulmama

http://www.meaningfulmama.com

This is the place to come to find daily activities or crafts, character development ideas and parenting tips. Wanting to become more intentional with my parenting in fun, creative and meaningful ways has inspired what you will find on my blog.

Jodi is a winner of Top 25 Creative Moms - 2013

Where do you discover new kid-friendly crafts?

Pinterest. Don't you love Pinterest? I find so many great ideas there. Other than that, I like to come up with my own ideas, adapt ideas I've seen or visit a variety of the other talented blog moms out there.

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

I think stocking up a good craft supply bin is very important. You can get a bunch of great stuff at the Dollar Store. Load it up really well, and you won't need to make multiple trips to the craft supply store every time you want to do a craft. Make sure to save toilet paper tubes, egg cartons and small containers in your craft supply area. There are so many things you can make with re-usable materials. I also like to have an array of colorful stock paper on hand.

How do you encourage your child to explore their creativity?

I get out all the craft supplies and let them create their own projects. I think there is a time for and benefit in duplicating what they've seen. However, there is time to just allow them to create and explore on their own. If you have been a model of creativity, then they will often follow suit. However, don't despair. My mom would say she wasn't creative, but she always supported me in my crazy pursuits, so you can aid your kids even if you don't feel like you have the creative juices flowing through your body.