I'm working on a new and improved arts and crafts directory for The Artful Parent. This is a project that has been on the back burner for almost three years now (since Daphne was born!) and it feels good to start in on it. I had childcare yesterday morning so I was able to really dig into it, but that doesn't mean that it's almost done.
I've written over 1,000 posts in the past four and a half years, so there's a lot to consider! I won't be putting everything in the directory, though, so don't worry. I'm including some key posts in each category (storing and displaying art, art spaces, children's art group, etc) as well as creating a visual archive for the arts and crafts projects.
I would love it if you would take a look at the directory and give me any feedback, good or bad, that you might have. If something's not quite working for you or you feel something should be added, I'd rather know now than when I'm finished! (Note: There's also a link to the directory—Arts & Crafts Archive—in the navigation bar above.)
I have a ways to go on the visual archive, but have two sections finished so far:
- The Stained Glass & Suncatchers page (with photos and links to 39 different stained glass projects we've done!)
- The Artful Science Experiments page (a bit more modest with links to 9 activities we've explored).
Here's my question for you: Do you feel having clickable images is important for the arts and crafts directory? The stained glass page DOES have clickable images but the science activities page does not. Which works better for you?
Linking up all the individual images to the related posts is a lot of work. But if you feel it's helpful, then I will definitely do it. I want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the activities you are looking for. I think people are used to clicking on images, right? And maybe not everyone wants to read the text?
Anyway, please let me know about the clickable images and any other feedback you might have! Thanks so much!