How to Use Unconventional Materials to Inspire Creativity

Thursday - April 09, 2015

Using strange or non-traditional mediums can help kids unlock their creative potential


Creativity is important. Not only does it lead to greater critical thinking, lateral thinking, and problem solving abilities, it also inspires children to be more artistic, musical, and expressive. Creativity is essential for both intellectual and emotional development, so the more opportunities you have to inspire creativity with your own children, the better.

We all have traditional art and craft projects we have with our kids—colored pencils, crayons, glitter glue—and they’re all fantastic for helping kids express themselves. But sometimes it’s better to think outside the box and play with some really unconventional materials:

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