Haven’t heard of Creative Galaxy yet? Well – you will soon (but seriously – go check it out for yourself now)! It’s brand new from Amazon Studios! ALSO…it’s produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises with Angela Santomero (the person who brought us Blue’s Clues and Super Why! YEA!).
My boys loved this show – and I’ll be honest I do too. I love shows that encourage them to DO something instead of just sitting there watching another cartoon. Every episode of Creative Galaxy features “Arty” (the little guy holding the Kandinsky – love love love). Arty is adorable and extremely creative. My boys thought he was cool 1 because he’s green (hey boys love that stuff) and 2 because my boys love art, crafts, drawing, and in general just making things and 3 because Arty lives in a different Galaxy (does it get better than that?).
I loved it because most of the arts and crafts that Arty was making? Is TOTALLY doable (and I’m NOT talented in the craft department). The show is just adorable and really makes the kids feel that they are part of the art and part of the story along with Arty. As an art lover, the show was pretty awesome at pointing out many things around us that ARE art. You don’t have to go to the museum every time. There is art in the parks, on signs, music we listen to ~ art is everywhere and Creative Galaxy high lights that.
To me this show is a pretty good win/win in my family. My boys (ages 8, 6, and 4) well they love watching shows. I love it when I can get them into watching a show that I like. That teaches them a little something. And, I’ve always loved a show that gives them an appreciation for art (my now 8 year old recognized a Kandinsky in a museum when he was 7…I’ve never been more proud!). What works with this show is that there is a story line that my boys just like for lack of better words: Characters Arty and Epiphany travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. My boys can get into traveling around an awesome galaxy.
At the end of every episode there is an arts and crafts session by real kids making real projects! SO cute and SO inspiring for budding little artists!
I decided that (after watching episode one and remembering my craft challenged self) that we were going to make art with puff balls. This was really simple (and so right up my ally) because you just need puffballs, glue, and circles to glue it to. The idea was that we were going to make space ships like Arty’s. One of my boys got it perfect 🙂 The other boys had a great time and had something similar to a space ship (ps I now have like 10 “spaceships” they had so much fun they kept going!!!)
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.