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So, I could have gone two ways with this post… either I am just about to write about how we shouldn’t tell children what they have created isn’t any good OR I am going to talk to you about how you can use rubbish to build creativity…

Yep, you guessed it!

First, let’s think about how you go about getting creative with your child. Maybe you’re a parent who always needs a guide, some instructions or photos and all the resources there in front of you, so you understandably buy kits for your child?

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Or maybe you would like to do creative stuff but don’t have the money to spend out on those amazing resources your child would be interested in?

It seems that some of us think to encourage creativity, we need to offer sparkle and pazazz to get any kind of interest out of our child, and yes, that might be the case if you don’t haven’t yet developed a sense of curiosity or problem-solving in them, but let me remind you of something…


Remember your baby’s first or second (or even third!) Christmas, when you made a HUGE fuss, spent an ABSOLUTE fortune and generally spoilt the living daylights out of them (no judging here – I did it too! 😂)?