Kelly Kits Annual Subscription Giveaway {#CreativeKids}

by Chrystal Johnson on September 16, 2012

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The last week of September is nationally designated as “Keep Kids Creative Week.” While often celebrated in schools with fun activities that inspire kid’s creativeness, parents can also use this week to do some really fun activities at home. Many parents struggle to find time to fit creativity in, but there are plenty of products out there to help us get those creative juices flowing. Mama-Nibbles and Life With Two Boys put together this event to help you find some fun products to keep your family creative not only during “Keep Kids Creative Week,” but all year!

Keeping Kids Creative begins on September 17th at 12:01am EST and ends on September 30th at 11:59pm EST. Along with the awesome prizes that each of the participating blogs are offering we also have 3 Grand Prizes thanks to our sponsors BabbaCo, Green Kid Crafts, Kelly Kits, PowerCapes, Bannor Toys, We Can Too and Kat and Company.


Kelly Kits Subscription Giveaway

As part of this wonderful event, I am giving away an annual subscription to Kelly Kits fabulous art play boxes! Read my review here. This awesome prize is valued at $99.90. To enter, complete the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Mercedes
Twitter: mercedesmy
September 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm

We use a LOT of sidewalk chalk. On the patio, the brick wall, the trampoline…


2 Julie Lynn Bickham September 17, 2012 at 6:08 am

I have a craft box and we make crafts all year round to decorate the house and rooms.


3 Kelly
Twitter: KellyPlace
September 17, 2012 at 6:39 am

My LO is still quite young. We travel the halls of our state museum weekly!


4 Kimberly Schotz September 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

Easy access to lots of art supplies


5 TJ
Twitter: MeasuringFlower
September 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

Crayons, finger paints, cooking, teaching, colored pencils, markers, blocks… :-)
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6 Auri Lae September 17, 2012 at 10:52 am

We encourage costume play!


7 Mandi
Twitter: stblessings
September 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

We try to do something art related everyday.
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8 Alix September 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Lots of creative toys, art supplies.


9 Jennifer S. September 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I spend a fortune on art supplies and “creative stuff” at Dollar Tree!


10 Karry September 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I make crafts with them.


11 Aislinn September 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Coloring, cutting and pasting, cooking, sewing, and lots of pretend :0)


12 laur September 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Creativity in our home stems from the desire not to waste anything. Something that might otherwise be curbside recycled gets turned into an instrument, a doll accessory, etc.


13 Amy T September 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

My creativity varies day to day – its usually spontaneous. We use sidewalk chalk, make bubbles, play with beads, play with paint, and today made sock puppets. Instead of throwing things away – like styrofoam beads/paper from boxes – we use them for projects. :)


14 susan September 17, 2012 at 11:26 pm

We stay creative with lots of exploration!


15 Sarah Hull September 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm

We try to stay creative by making paints, “playdough”, coloring, using every-day items to make something new and I am always on Pinterest looking for fun, new ideas! I try to provide my son with lots of opportunities to use his imagination!
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16 Jeanna September 18, 2012 at 7:16 am

We have an art “center” set up in our playroom. My kids are very crafty!


17 Trisha W. September 18, 2012 at 8:48 am

For Christmas I encourage them to make something instead of buying something for a gift.


18 Wendi September 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

we make Christmas items that the crazy elf brings them…also…I turn off the TV


19 Yesenia September 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I just let them express themselves with everyday materials around them. For example, my son made a “boxtar” out of a shoebox and rubberbands (guitar box). Then pretended to pay his “boxtar” and sing.


20 Melanie Schemanski September 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Turning off the tv and getting books and supplies on craft projects. I love working with crafts so it isn’t hard to come up with things for the kids to do.
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21 polly September 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

when our 4 year old grandson visits each week i let him cut up magazines and paste them on construction paper…he loves to color on construction paper


22 The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
Twitter: The_Happy_Wife
September 19, 2012 at 10:53 am

I spray shaving cream onto old school desks that we have and let them “finger paint” with it.
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23 Amanda Alvarado September 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

I’m not creative at all so I make sure that I provide dd with lots of paper, crayons, paints, markers, etc and let her decide what she wants to do. She has an awesome imagination so pretend play is big here too!


24 Chelsea September 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I keep my kids creative by giving them freedom (with limits :)
I’ll usually start playing with my kids and making up stories for their imaginations to latch on to… They can spend hours in the back yard playing superheros :)


25 Chelsea September 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I keep my kids creative by giving them the freedom to play… They are the best at coming up with unique ways to play and interact with eachother


26 Darlene Owen September 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Its always good to get the kids involved in doing crafts.


27 Laura B September 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

My daughter has an art table and loves it – sometimes I’ll just pull out 4-5 things (paper, paint, etc.) and let her do whatever she wants, she’s come up with some pretty fun creations!


28 Hannah Avery September 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm

My son likes to play with his blocks a lot!


29 Rachel Rodman-Kunkler September 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

we paint!


30 Teresha September 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm

we read picture books and she makes up stories
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31 Sherry Compton September 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

I bring out several coloring activity books/kits then let them go with markers and stickers then we also use simple household items that pictures from catalogs and cereal boxes.


32 Michele P. September 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

I keep lots of art supplies handy for when she or my grandsons want to be creative


33 Christina Schmidt September 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

We do crafts & Bake


34 Rose Pavlik September 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

we have a family pinterest board that the girls earn getting to pick a new activity off of regularly


35 Leslie G. September 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I keep plenty of supplies around the house… paper, glue, scissors, markers, etc… they’re all accessible all the time

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36 Brittney Minor
Twitter: brittleby
September 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I keep my kids creative with activity books! I am working on getting some activity bags made so they can have many options at any given moment!
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37 Sherry Compton September 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Have a storytelling time – start a story and let them finish


38 Mary Williams September 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I keep my son creative by trying new things with him! He is always up for something crafty so we try to do different things, and try out new ideas all the time!


39 Kasee Johnson September 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I have a HUGE arts and crafts box that my kids love digging in. And I keep crayons and coloring books stashed in my truck, my purse, the RV, and at Grandma’s house. Every year, my kids CREATE Christmas presents for the whole extended family. Handcrafted gifts are so much more precious.


40 Jenny Stanek September 27, 2012 at 3:17 am

We always make sure to have lots of craft supplies around the house for lots of fun!


41 Jennifer McCann
Twitter: jen425666
September 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I love seeing my son use his imagination to play with his toys, he loves to color and finger paint as well!


42 Heidi B September 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I keep my daughter creative by having a balance of “free” unstructured and “teaching” structured play.


43 Alisha L. September 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I involve my son in my creative projects :)


44 Stacy September 29, 2012 at 10:21 am

Doing lots of crafts at home


45 Denise Taylor-Dennis September 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I let him do free form art.
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46 Judy Gregory September 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

story time


47 icefairy September 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I encourage my child to think outside the possible and follow his imagination.
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48 Kirby McCauley September 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

we choose a new activity to try every weekend!


49 Alena T September 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

we take turns making up stories
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50 Debbie Ritenour September 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

painting,legos,drawling and different science kits


51 Lisa Hackney September 30, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I keep coloring, paint and art supplies on hand for my kids!


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