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.
- Glue or Flour
- Stickers/pom poms/glitter/pipe cleaners
- Mix equal parts glue or flour with water to create the paste.
- Blow up balloon to the size you want your planet to be and then tie.
- Rip the newspaper into manageable strips.
- Dip each strip into the paste and use fingers to remove excess.
- Place strip by strip onto the balloon until covered and then smooth.
- Let dry (overnight preferably). Let the air out of your balloon after the paper mache has hardened.
- Paint your balloon to look like your favorite planet. Add your decorative touches and let dry completely.
- Cut out a small flap and fill with candy and small toys.
- 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.