Outside The Box Creation

  • Mom enjoying art with kids

    Why You’ll Never Regret Doing Art WITH Your Child

    I often talk and write about why engaging in art making is really great for kids. Art helps them develop their creative problem solving skills, create new synapses in their brains, and enhances their empathy and self-esteem. But why should you do art with your kids?

  • Putting art into STEM

    STEM + Art = STEAM

    Have you noticed STEM being promoted to the exclusion, or at least minimization, of the arts? Here at Outside the Box Creation, we believe STEM should have an A in it for art. STEM + Art = STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ART and math).

  • Want To Do Art With Your Kids But Afraid of the Mess?

    I often hear from moms that they’d love to do art with their kids but are afraid of the mess! Do you hesitate to do art with your kids because of this? I totally get it! My mom was a clean freak when I was growing up; and I felt that her inability to allow …

  • Avoid Summer Slide Learning Loss

    Easy Ways to Avoid Summer Slide

    Have you heard of the summer slide? I’m not talking about a playground slide, but rather a slide downward that kids tend to make in learning during the summer. It is sometimes called summer brain drain, summer setback, or summer learning loss. These names all refer to the phenomena that many children begin the next school year …

  • Secular Homeschool Podcast

    Homeschool Together Podcast

    Our Founder & CEO, Beth Herrild, was just interviewed by Matthew & Arial Buza, a working mom & stay at home dad who help homeschoolers navigate the complex & dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling! Here’s what they said about the interview: “Art education can play a critical …

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