Many of us assume that creative children are born this way and that, not everyone, is geared to be creative. Truth is that every single child is intrinsically creative by nature and they lose their creative confidence over time. With a few key insights, we, the adults in their lives can nurture it too. Here are the top five ways to instill creative confidence in your kids:
1) Cut down on screen time
As parents, we all enjoy the luxury of some quiet time while your child spends hours enthralled by cartoons. However, it prevents them from creating their own universe in their imaginations. Therefore, limit screen time and give them experiences which they will cherish. DIY art kits are the perfect way to improve their creative confidence. It comes with guided instructions and making something on their own will give them confidence over time.
2) Make space for play
When your kids get creative, they’re bound to make a mess. Therefore, allow them to have a designated play area where they can play alone or with their friends. Our DIY art kits can be messy with the paints etc, however building creative confidence required some sacrifice. Let children explore themselves with different materials which gives them the feel of textures, paints, flow, smoothness etc. You can even check out our YouTube channel for DIY videos to make learning fun for them.
3) Exhibit their work
When your children make something they’re proud of, give them the opportunity to exhibit it. You can frame their best works, create a gallery wall, etc. Take it a step further and ask them to submit their best artwork that could get selected and be included in our collection!
4) Encourage individuality
Too many rules can hinder the natural playfulness of a child. Instead, allow them to express their individuality. Some children may express their tastes through cooking or redecorating their rooms, while others may have a knack for gardening or dressing up. If your children need some inspiration, ask them to buy one of a kind T-shirts from The Talking Canvas with artwork by kids on it! If they want, they can try submitting some of their work too!
5) Share your interests
One of the most effective ways to encourage creativity is by sharing your interests with your kids. You can share your favourite music with them or ask them to join your sketching and dance sessions. Give them the required creative confidence by showing them mistakes are allowed. Art provides scope for us to learn and improve. The process is what is important and not the outcome itself.
Now that you’re armed with these effective suggestions, which one are you planning to implement first? How about having a discussion with your kids to get their views on it? We have a feeling this is going to be a smashing success!