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imagine gnats

i'm rachael, the all-around crafty lady behind imagine gnats. i have an incredible (and perhaps at times, compulsive) desire to express myself. follow me along the crafty journey and feel free to send directions every now and then!

rachael is a winner of Top 25 Creative Moms - 2013

Where do you discover new kid-friendly crafts?

i feel so lucky to have the resources, ideas, tips, and inspiration of (what seems like) the whole world at my fingertips via the internet! i follow lots of crafty blogs, and pinterest is always good for some new ideas.

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

i don't think it gets any better than a crayon and construction paper or a bin of dress-up clothes to encourage creative play.

How do you encourage your child to explore their creativity?

i think that asking lots of open-ended questions and providing age-appropriate crafting materials are the most important things. my girls are most open to creativity when they have a range to work within, but are allowed to explore that specific idea or medium without preconceptions.