If you are looking for something fun and creative for your kids, or grandkids, to do in the safety of your own home, Creative 360 has the perfect idea! Based on the popularity of the ArtSpark Project and Inspiration Boxes in October and November, the arts education non-profit is introducing five new art boxes specifically for children ages 4 and up.
The ArtSpark Kids Kits each feature a different type of art, from painting to fabric arts, and the projects inside can be adjusted to fit the artist’s age and ability. In ‘Van Gogh Crazy’ artists use crayons and watercolor to create versions of Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic Starry Night and Sunflowers paintings. ‘It’s A Hoot’ is a fabric arts kit with a pre-punched plushy owl project and in ‘Fun in the Mitten,’ pre-punched felt, holiday decorations and jingle bells come together to create two charming ornaments. ‘Holiday S’Tile’ has the materials and instructions to make two painted tile wall hangings and ‘Cute Collaged Cards’ provides all of the paper and glue and designs needed to make two holiday cards. Each kit has all necessary materials and instructions for completing the projects inside.
“Even before the recent shutdown we were planning a version of our ArtSpark boxes for the younger artist that would allow them to experience the joy of creating while safe at home,” remarked Executive Director, Laura Vosejpka. “The projects in these boxes can be done by artists age 4 and up. We had so much fun creating the examples for the boxes – I think that older students and adults would like these as well!”
In addition to the new Kids Kits, the November ArtSpark Inspiration Box – GRATITUDE – which is a found item assemblage box, and the ArtSpark Crazy for Collage Project Box, which contains themed collage materials to make three different projects, are available for purchase. A limited number of the October Watercolor Project Boxes are also for sale.
“On December 1 we will roll out our HYGGE Inspiration Box, filled with all things warm and fuzzy and hygge,” said Vosejpka, referring to the Danish word for the coziness and comfort that creates a feeling of contentment. “Hygge allows us to appreciate staying at home and our December ArtSpark Box will contain a variety of small projects that can be done together, at home.”
The Kids Kits, which at $15 each, can be pre-ordered by calling 989-837-1885. They will be available for curbside pickup starting Monday, November 23. The Original ArtSpark GRATITUDE, Collage and Watercolor Boxes are $20 and are available right now. More details about all of the ArtSpark Kits are available on the Creative 360 website- becreative360.org.