Creative Galaxy has become my 4 year old’s favorite show. She has now become an expert at using the Kindle to go to Amazon Prime Instant Video to choose her favorite Creative Galaxy episode. She loves Arty and Epiphany and eagerly searches around the house for the materials needed to create the craft that is connected to the episode.
Creative Galaxy, produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises with Angela Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Super Why!) serving as Creator and Executive Producer, is a make-along, create-along, interactive art adventure series for preschoolers. Characters Arty and Epiphany travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. To give kids and parents the real-life tools they need to re-create Arty’s experience, a live-action piece at the end of each animated episode will take viewers through the craft project that Arty showcased in the galaxy.
As a mother and educator, I think this show is fabulous because it is engaging and I actually hear my daughter using the vocabulary learned from the show. Creative Galaxy shows them that they can find art anywhere and allows them to let their own creativity blossom. She is connecting to it by using her imagination and wanting to make the craft projects that are connected to each show. After watching all the episodes, she had her own epiphany and was on a mission to recreate the soap craft. She called my sister and asked her to bring over white soap since we did not have any at home. Arty made soap and she wanted to right away! The series helps kids at home feel as if they are making art along with Arty, through its interactive story format. As “helper artists”, the kids at home will “create” alongside Arty, empowering them as “makers” in a media format.
Art is everywhere in my daughter’s life. Even my parents have an easel for her at their house, just like Arty.
Once we had gathered all supplies, we set off to create Pumpkin Soap. I really thought the the step-by -step instructions were easy for her to follow and I also showed how how we could pause the video and watch it again so that we were following the steps correctly.
What I liked most was that she followed through with her project and was proud of her accomplishments. She truly made it herself and then started thinking of other things we could make. She is on a mission now to make Mickey Mouse soap.
In every episode, our characters will use “fix it with art” to model the pervasiveness and importance of art as a resource for life for our home viewers. My daughter has always liked using a variety of materials to create art projects, but never before have we come across a developmentally appropriate show devoted to art. This is her biggest draw to the show. Creative Galaxy even had some lessons for my 11 year old. We discussed how the character names, Arty and Epiphany, have great meaning to the overall show.
I highly recommend Creative Galaxy. I’m looking forward to working on some of the other crafts with my daughter inspired by the show.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
That sounds like such a cute little show. And how cool is it that you made your own soap?
Franc Ramon says
They should produce more shows like this. Kids gets to learn a lot and much easier from watching this. They also become more creative.
Thats a great looking show.. seems like they are doing things that are different then the rest of the shows..
How cute and what a wonderful activity! Seems like a great show for kids. Thanks for sharing!
Awww What a neat thing to do. It’s things like this we must do with our children so things just like this won’t die out and then the next generation doesn’t know how or know what the heck you’re talking about. I remember doing this with my mom & then with my children. Very cool indeed.
Carmen Perez (listen2mama) says
This is one amazing craft. I’m very crafty, and I have never made soap, would’ve loved to have made some with my daughter when she was little!
I’ve been wanting to learn how to make soaps! I saw some starter kits at Michael’s but never got them. Thanks to you post, looks quite easy with the right materials. 😀
Wow! That pumpkin soap is super cute! I will pass it on to my aunt who does daycare!
Paula Parker says
I love all things pumpkin so this is a must make. Thanks for the info!
Nina Say says
I have always wanted to make my own soap. It looks like so much fun, especially with the kids.
Michelle de Guzman says
What a cute project. I think I may have to go do that myself. How cute to have pumpkin shaped soap out for guests. Or even for my kids to use during fall.
I just started showing my daughter this show. She loves it. I love the cute craft idea, its very fall themed!
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says
This is something I’ve always wanted to do! It would be fun to do with my kids!
Adorable! What a cute show. I have never heard of it before but now I want to watch it with my kids!
michele d says
What a fun activity for kids. The pumpkin came out great!
Mrs. Mashed Up says
What a creative idea! I need things to keep Baby Mash busy! I love that these online subscription services have such variety for kids.
I love the soap. I’ve been looking for a fun project for the kids and this just might be it.
Elizabeth O. says
One of the reasons I love Creative Galaxy! Kids learn from it.
Looks so cute! What a cool craft
Letty C. says
I love easy recipe I can make with son. Thank you!
Whitney Mills says
How fun! I remember trying to make soap when I was little, didn’t work out so good. Great job!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This is such a great project to do with the kids. I like that you can do different ones for each holiday.
Nothing is a great lesson than feeling satisfaction in your work! Good job kiddo!
Shelley Zurek says
I would love for you to make me one of these darling soaps, for my Halloween docorated bathroom. Creative Galaxy seems to really inspire kids.
Oh sooo cool! I bet my daughter would love to make pumpkin soap. 🙂
It sounds like a lot of thought went into Creative Galaxy. And how fun to make soap!
Amanda @ Adorkablii says
This sounds like a great show! I wish it was around when my son was little, I know he would of loved it! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
Deanna Ritz says
What a fun project to do with your four yr old. It is so much fun for them to be able to make something and then be able to use it as well. I’d love to do this with my 3 and 5 yr olds.
Ooh look like a fun craft! Thanks for sharing!
Elizabeth Ferree says
I haven’t seen this but it looks like a lot of fun. I bet your daughter gets a kick out of every time she makes a craft with the show.
Danielle Stewart says
We have just been talking about making our own soap! I was just thinking along the lines of hand soap (pump type), but this is super cute. What an awesome activity to do with the kiddos!
Erica Brooks says
Such a cute show and craft. I love doing activities like this with my children.
Lavende & Lemonade says
How cool! Its great that TV can be used as a useful educational tool, and I love that you take it to the next level by doing the crafts together with your daughter.
Mocha Dad says
Making pumpkin soap looks like fun. I’ll have to try it with the kids.
Jenise @ DIYFunIdeas.com says
This is so cool. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make soap!
Liz Mays says
I always adored making crafts with the kids! This looks like a great show!
Cute! I’ve always wanted to learn how to make soap.
The pumpkin soup looks so good! I love everything pumpkin and I really want to try this.
Mommy Pehpot says
We’ll be checking out Creative Galaxy and see what are the activities that my kids will love.