There is something remarkable that happens when parents work on art projects together with their kids. This is called collaborative ark making, which is an excellent means to bond with your children. It can be drawing games, painting, constructing toys, and many, many more.
There is increasing evidence that doing enjoyable and creative things with the family is right for you mentally, emotionally, and physically. It doesn’t matter how old you are, finding ways to communicate your thoughts creatively offers several benefits. Truth be told, spending time just play around and not think of anything is enjoyable.
I am one of the believers of this concept, as I had done these activities when they were little and up until today when they are teens. I love sitting down with my sons and invent something colorful with them. Often, it would be as straightforward as a stick drawing of our family and our home filled with beautiful flowers, and other times, when we feel like we have nothing to do the whole day, we would take on our fun ideas on our backyard wall and make something out of our boredom – a unique painting of the neighborhood, for example (which we finished in 4 hours!).
Collaborative Art Defined
It is described as any form of art that is made by a group of individuals. It could be as simple as a sketch or as intricate as a mural that entails more than one individual.
Most children are ecstatic about the whole process. I’ve had my own share of excitement molding clay into various shapes and statues with my entire family. But it’s also enjoyable to see each member create art on their own and then incorporates them. The most fulfilling part is that every member of the family is inspired to contribute in more ways than one into the artwork. Collaborative art provides an opportunity to start a new family project that every member helps start and finish.
Benefits Of Collaborative Art For The Family
When a family works on a collaborative art project, it is strengthening connections and cultivating togetherness. Creating art as a team with a common purpose is genuinely empowering. It is therapeutic and beneficial, particularly when you require a dose of happiness and cheer. I love how these projects offer each family member the chance to discover their own distinct styles and the opportunity to admire the differences of each other’s work as well. You can conveniently combine collaborative art in your family weekend activities. It’s not complicated, supplies are accessible, and it’s suitable for all ages – young and old.
How To Enjoy Family Art With The Family
- Don’t complicate things
- Let the kids lead
- Keep in mind that the process of doing art is more special and relevant than the outcome of the art project. You have fun together, establish connections, and express family love
- Organize your project in a way that doesn’t cause any mess inside the house. Move your materials to the garden, so you have sufficient space and practically do anything. Be sure to check that each member of the family is wearing painting clothes and have the materials needed so they won’t have to keep going in and out of the house.
Collaborative Projects For The Holidays
It’s just a few months before Christmas, so why don’t you do a family project that you can decorate for the Holidays? If not, you can create beautiful handmade gifts for your next-door neighbor.
Try this just for fun.
These sticks are amazing! There are a lot of things that the entire family can make from them. You can let the children save up sticks beforehand so that there’ll be a lot to use during the Holidays. If you don’t have much of these around, you can always purchase Popsicle stick packs at the craft shop.
For this project, you’ll need seven sticks for each décor, five short and two long ones, glue, one shish-kebab stick per décor, broken in two, ribbon, and hot glue, which should not be used by kids.
First, you lay the two long sticks on the table, making sure that they are even. Place the shorter sticks on top of each side of the long sticks, gluing them together, so that they are attached crosswise. When they have dried, glue the kebab sticks parallel to the short sticks in such a way that they are extending up and down the span of the sticks that they were attached to. When this has dried completely, turn it over and glue the last shorter stick crosswise on the top.
You can choose to tie or glue the ribbon to the adjacent stick so that you can hang it on your door or the Christmas tree. If you’re up for it, you can have the kids paint and then instruct the kids to write their names on the sleighs and the year you created them.