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Make a Colorful Collage with Your Kids

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I’m partnering with LIFEWTR to bring you this project and inspire you to create something colorful and fun with your kids.

How to make a colorful collage with your kids with LIFEWTR & Scholastic | Live Colorful

I really enjoy making time to work on something creative with my son. It’s great because I know that through art and creativity, he will learn tons of new things about colors, shapes, history, nature, science and almost anything he can imagine, and at the same time, I get to spend precious quality time with him which is amazing.

The other day, I went to my local 7Eleven to buy a few bottles of LIFEWTR and went back home. Their amazing labels inspired me to create something fun that afternoon, and Jaxon got excited about the idea when I showed him the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit that I got the other day. He was asking me to play with the sheets of paper since I got home with the kit, but I wanted to wait until I had an idea of something that we could create together with the material in in the box.

LIFEWTR is doing a fantastic job showcasing emerging artists on their bottles. They believe, just like me, that creativity and inspiration is as essential to life as water.

This kit that LIFEWTR and Scholastic created, includes art lessons and activities that motivate the little ones to explore techniques for illustrating characters, stenciling collages, and creating inked black-and-white designs with color blocking using printed pages with the artwork of three young artists.

How to make a colorful collage with your kids with LIFEWTR & Scholastic | Live Colorful

Jaxon and I decided to make a collage for his room using the colorful paper sheets. The idea was so simple, but perfect for his age, and the end result was super fun and cheerful!

How to make a colorful collage with your kids with LIFEWTR & Scholastic | Live Colorful

MATERIAL:

  • Printed paper sheets included in the the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit
  • Stencils included in the the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit
  • 1 Thick white paper sheet
  • Glue
  • Scissors

STEPS:

  1. Use the stencils to draw shapes on the back of the colorful paper included in the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit.
  2. Cut the shapes.
  3. Place the shapes on the white paper sheet creating a design you like. Then glue all the pieces down.

How to make a colorful collage with your kids with LIFEWTR & Scholastic | Live Colorful

We actually designed something really simple, that was appropriate for a preschooler. If your kids are older, let them play with the stencils and use as many shapes as they want. Gluing different shapes together or one on top of other is a great way to make something unique and neat.

Find these amazing LIFEWTR bottles at your local 7ElevenEvery few months you will see a new series of LIFEWTR bottles focusing on a unique aspect of art, and putting the spotlight on three new artists. The next one is the Series 5 ‘Art Beyond Borders’ bottles and I’m sure it’s going to be super colorful. To see bottles and artwork from the past series check out their site here.

How to make a colorful collage with your kids with LIFEWTR & Scholastic | Live Colorful

 

What Creativity Means to Me

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All thoughts and opinions are my own

I believe that creativity can transform people’s lives, and empower them to create, dream and imagine whatever they want | Live Colorful

I believe that creativity can transform people’s lives, and empower them to create, dream and imagine whatever they want. I know this because I grew up listening to stories about the power of imagination, just like the stories LIFEWTR is sharing through the artwork on their bottles. That’s what gets me excited about partnering with LIFEWTR and 7-Eleven, and bringing you amazing inspirational stories to create and refresh your creative soul.

I was thinking about why creativity matters so much to me the other day, while I was trying to explain it to a friend. I told her a few stories of my childhood and how both of my parents are extremely creative.

My dad used to draw amazing portraits, and I’m reminded how talented he is every time I go to my grandma’s home and walk up the staircase. An uncle was telling me a story one day and he mentioned how my dad used to sit down at the table in the corner of their bedroom to draw until midnight, and how much they hated it because the light was on for hours. He and his six brothers shared a “bedroom”, that was more like an open space on the second floor of their home. I always think of that when I complain about the space I have in my home for art and crafts.

I believe that creativity can transform people’s lives, and empower them to create, dream and imagine whatever they want | Live Colorful

My mom developed her creativity from early age, and more from necessity than anything else. She didn’t have much as she grew up, which lead her, and her siblings, to use whatever they could find to create the things they needed to survive. Growing up like that defined my mother’s character and her confidence to believe that she could create whatever she imagined. I looked up to her all my life, because she inspires me to dream.

I believe that creativity can transform people’s lives, and empower them to create, dream and imagine whatever they want | Live Colorful

I like to remember myself at four years old when I used to sell my artwork to neighbors for 50 cents. I remember that, and how 11 years later, I found one of my old neighbors and she told me that she still had one of the painting she bought from me because it reminds her how brave I was that day, knocking on her door and selling her my adorable artwork. It was a bit weird, but also kind of awesome, to know that one person in the world kept something I made because it made her feel something positive.

Walking through 7-Eleven, and finding these colorful bottles featuring art from three young artists who have discovered the empowerment that comes with creativity, made me feel really inspired to come back home and create.

I believe that creativity can transform people’s lives, and empower them to create, dream and imagine whatever they want | Live Colorful

I believe, just like LIFEWTR believes, that inspiration is as essential to life as water, because it moves us forward by unleashing our creative potential. Their series 4 bottles focus on ‘Arts in Education’ and the focus is to bring art back to schools. You can learn more about that initiative here!

I believe that creativity can transform people’s lives, and empower them to create, dream and imagine whatever they want | Live Colorful

Every few months, LIFEWTR will be launching a new series of LIFEWTR bottles focused on a unique aspect of art, and putting the spotlight on three new artists. I can’t wait to see their Series 5 ‘Art Beyond Borders’ bottles and I’m sure they’re going to be super colorful, too!

Find these amazing LIFEWTR bottles at your local 7-Eleven and tell me, what does creativity mean to you? What is LIFEWTR inspiring you to create today? For more LIFEWTR inspiration, click here!

Kids Books We Love: My Colorful Chameleon

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My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

I got a copy of  My Colorful Chameleon written by Leonie Roberts and illustrated by Mike Byrne a few days ago and my son loved the story so much that he woke up at 6 am the day after we got the book in the mail to read it again! He thinks it’s so funny that the chameleon keeps hiding, and that they are always looking for her. “Ella es tan cool y tiene muchos colores!” That’s what he said, yes, I told him, chameleons are so unique, and colorful!

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

Subject:

The story is funny, creative and with a great message about appreciating everyone the way they are, even if they are different, we are all unique in our own way.

What’s the story about?

The story is about a girl that has a chameleon as pet. Her mom gets angry because they keep losing the chameleon around the house and spend hours looking for her. The little girl gets in trouble in school when her pet gets lost during show and tell, so they decide to take her pet to the veterinary and ask why she keeps changing colors! The veterinary explains that this is the way chameleons are, they change colors to stay safe and out of sight, and that’s what makes them incredible. He gave them advice about how to look for her chameleon around the house, by looking for the eyes that are always moving. After listening to the veterinary they get so happy to have such an amazing creature in their house.

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

You can get a copy of this cute book on Amazon here: My Colorful Chameleon. I’m sure your kids would love the story too!

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful