Using children’s books as inspiration is always a good place to start when you’re looking to breath new life into past STEAM projects or create new Design Thinking prompts. This past week in our weekly Homeschooler class, we did just that! Fall is definitely one of our favorite seasons around […]
In my Figment Creative Labs art classes, we explore a lot of different materials and do a lot of exploratory play. I often offer the kids a selection of loose parts to inspire creativity or as an invitation to play or create. This could lead to them building something, or […]
Last week at Figment Creative summer camp we were big into building. The kids got into building large forts… I’ll just show you. They really worked as a team (with definite team captains) using large wooden blocks, cardboard boxes, sheets, and anything else they could find. They had a roof, […]
Working big is so impactful on kids. This weekend we went big and made a geometric weaving loom at the Austin Maker Faire for the kids to add to. It was a great introduction to weaving. They created a shaded “cave” for them to play in and on. I overheard […]
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