Friday, May 4, 2012

Creativity on Vacation

Good Morning!

Friday is here, the weekend is closer and for many of you so is vacation time.

Just because you're on vacation, doesn't mean you can't be creative.  You may not be able to carry all your supplies with you but, you can always pack light, especially for the kids.

Things to Bring to Be Creative:
  •  Blank Note Book: small enough to pack, big enough to sketch in. 
  • Pencil or Pen (see above) 
  • Colored Pencils - you can:
    • Draw the Hotel Sign
    • Note where you ate
    • What you saw
    • Where you went
    • What you did   
    • Decorate the pages of your notebook
  • Disposal Camera, so you can take pictures and paste them next the to journal entries, once photos have developed.   If you're luck enough to be able to print your own photos at home, take your digital instead.
You just made a Travel Journal!

Get inspired:
  • Camping?  Make a rock drawing around your camp.  Pick 'em up and put 'em down in an interesting pattern.  Include sticks, leaves and other available things around camp to add interest.
  • Beach?  Sand castles and drawing in the sand are staples, go hunting for seashells and wrap them with craft-wire, or hot glue them together in interesting shapes. (Clean 'em first!)
  •  Elsewhere in general?  Check out the local flora and fauna.  Ask with Front desk if there are things going on in town.  Grab that hotel note pad and jot down what interests you.  Then go!  
  • Remember, you can always bring a favorite hobby, too. 
    • Knitting
    • Crochet
    •  Quilting
    • Painting
If you can pack it, you can do it on vacation!

I mean that's why you're on vacation anyway, right?
A Quick List For The Kids:
  • Clipboard or sturdy flat object.
  • Crayons, you can't go wrong with an eight pack of Crayolas.
  • Wire bound Sketch book.  The kids can draw / color on both sides of the paper and it will flip to fit a clipboard.
  • Stickers or other things so they can decorate the cover.
  • Ask them to draw what they see on the way to their destination.  Draw objects or places they saw or visited while there.  Encourage them to draw something daily.  When they get home they will have a picture book of their vacation.
  • Disposable camera (you don't want them breaking the $200.00 Digitial!)Ask them take pictures (with your help), encourage them to take pictures in front of places they visit or things they have seen with each child in the photo.
  • NOTE:  All these things will fit in your child's school backpack, no extra luggage or special car seat organizers required.

Thank you for stopping by and having a look.  

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a wonderful weekend.

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