being MVP: Creative Galaxy Episodes + Party Planet Pinata Craft #CreativeGalaxy #AmazonKids

Creative Galaxy Episodes + Party Planet Pinata Craft #CreativeGalaxy #AmazonKids




I have no shame in admitting that my kids love to watch their favorites shows on TV and/or the tablet...especially when they watch educational shows. Creative Galaxy (produced by the same person as Super Why!) is an interactive art adventure series that gets preschoolers to make and create fun projects. The bright and fun cartoon show takes your child on an adventure in each episode where the main characters - Arty and Epiphany _ solve problems with art, crafts, music and dance. 


Kenzie and Mason were both hooked once we started watching Creative Galaxy. The first couple episodes we watched were all about Arty's birthday party preparation. Can you guess who was really excited about this theme? Arty didn't have goodie bags for his friends so he decided to make the goodies bags in the Creative Galaxy and make it back in time for his party! He also needed to make a new treasure box after his baby sister ruined his. What a fun popsicle stick project! He also makes bath crayons in a later episode. After Arty's adventures, we are shown real kids making real crafts. This is a treat because parents can encourage their children to make the art or craft that they just saw in the show.    


Arty also has a fantastic "idea box" where he pulls out supplies to make a fun creation. Kenzie wants to have her own idea box so I guess I better go find a really large box for her! This series is great in that it is designed to support children using their imaginations to make and create. Kenzie just loves art in general as she has been excelling in her extracurricular art class. You can pause while watching the show just in case your child wants to go grab their materials and "make along" with Arty and his friends. Art is truly everywhere and the Creative Galaxy episodes makes kids aware of their surroundings and how art plays a part.


Since Kenzie enjoys pinatas at birthday parties, I decided it is perfect timing to introduce her to the fun of paper mache with Arty's Party Planet Pinata Craft.

PRINT DIRECTIONS

Materials:
  • Balloons
  • Glue or Flour
  • Newspaper
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Stickers/pom poms/glitter/pipe cleaners

Directions:
  1. Mix equal parts glue or flour with water to create the paste.
  2. Blow up balloon to the size you want your planet to be and then tie.
  3. Rip the newspaper into manageable strips.
  4. Dip each strip into the paste and use fingers to remove excess.
  5. Place strip by strip onto the balloon until covered and then smooth.
  6. Let dry (overnight preferably). Let the air out of your balloon after the paper mache has hardened.
  7. Paint your balloon to look like your favorite planet. Add your decorative touches and let dry completely.
  8. Cut out a small flap and fill with candy and small toys.
  9. Your Planet Pinata is now ready for a party!

Let your kids' imagination soar as they watch Creative Galaxy and get inspired. The show is available at Amazon Prime Instant Video. We actually have Amazon Prime so the episodes are free - bonus!

Go! Be Amazing! Does your child like to draw and create? Would they enjoy watching Creative Galaxy?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

20 comments:

  1. Those pinatas are so stinking cute! What an awesome artsy activity to do with the kids! My kids would love it!

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  2. This is a great project for the kids. They can get creative AND a little messy. Kids LOVE getting messy. I love these.

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  3. Those pinatas are so cute! You could do any thing painted on them for any kind of holiday. I haven't heard of creative galaxy before, sounds like something I need to check out. thanks!

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  4. I've never heard of it before but it does sounds like something my son would enjoy

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  5. Those are cute. I've always loved making pinatas. They take a little time but they're SO neat and you can fill them with candy or other items your family loves.

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  6. This looks like a blast! I have never seen this one before, I bet my kids would love it!

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  7. My kids would have loved to watch Creative Galaxy. I can remember doing paper mache with them when they were little.

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  8. So cute! I don't think we've done paper mache since I was a kid, I need to try this with my girls!

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  9. These look like really crafty projects. I would love to have my kids tune in.

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  10. How neat! While I do agree that technology has somewhat taken over some of the things kid should be doing, it really has come a long way in terms of educational! This show seems to be both educational AND creative :)

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  11. That is really great! We love doing crafts in our home. This would be great for my little ones.

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  12. That looks soo fun! What a great idea. My kids would LOVE this!

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  13. We have Amazon Prime and my youngest loves many of the shows on there. I will have to put this one on for him. I love the earth pinata, it would be messy but fun to make.

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  14. I love this push to support children's imagination. Sometimes I think people think that growing up means loosing your creative spirit, and that's just not true!

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  15. That turned out so good! Looks like she worked really hard on it. How creative!

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  16. We have AP and watch a lot of shows the same way.
    And the craft turned out so cute!!

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  17. This is so adorable! I know I definitely have to show this to my youngest daughter. I'm sure she would get a kick out of this!

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  18. I love papier mache! This craft doesn't cost a lot either.

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  19. Love this, and love paper mache! Not a fan of the mess though...

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  20. So fun!! My son is so anti-crafts... I think because he has to sit in one place lol. But maybe if cartoons are encouraging him or we are making what's on TV he'll enjoy them?? Worth a shot!!

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