When I came home the other day to these rockin' rocks that my daughter painted while she had a few hours alone at home and was bored, I got to thinking more about creativity and here are a few of my thoughts:
Creativity needs time to grow. You need to practice, and make mistakes, and just play to help grow creativity.
Being bored and having simple materials to work fuels creativity. When you are forced to look at everyday objects in new ways, you become more creative. Being bored and not being entertained by flashy toys, electronics, or even other people also encourages creativity.
Creativity is messy. You need to play, get your hands dirty, let the kids make messes. Oh, the paint gets everywhere and the kitchen table may look like a small explosion occurred--that is okay.
Learn something new to spur on creativity. I love learning to use new tools as it opens up new possibilities to what I can create. Learn something new in the kitchen. Take a night class. Keep learning and growing.
Have fun! Being creative is fun, enjoy it and enjoy the process! My daughter said she had so much fun painting rocks--simple and a little messy, but something created out of boredom--I love that!
PS--These are sitting on her vanity that we created--I will be sharing it soon!