The New Artful Parent Book  

30 June 2019

Isn’t there something special about watching your kids pull a book from the shelves, get lost in it’s contents and then see them set off to create an idea they’ve found on it’s pages. I think books like these bring meaningful adventures for you to take with your kids, through creativity, without having to step out the door. Jean Van’t Hul has newly revised and revitalized, The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity and I don’t need a crystal ball to share that this is a book that brings this type of wonder to kids — and adults.


Review & GIVEAWAY follows, so read on!

Jean is such a force within the artful living and artful parenting movement that she’s referred to by just her first name! If you don’t know “Jean” or already have a dog-eared copy of her earlier books on your shelves or follow her blog, theartfulparent , “you’re welcome!”

Jean’s blog and books read like a conversation with a warm and familiar friend.  She chooses simple everyday projects with items you most likely already have in your home and encourages everyday creativity and connectivity. From the moment I found Jean and her blog, I felt instantly connected and that I have a friend with “the same idea of fun” and kid-connection.  Jean used her own children’s play group experiences and shared authentic, kid made examples of the process in the production of her book. It’s been beautiful to follow Jean and her daughters throughout the years as they’re shared and inspired artful living in others, too.

The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity  is well organised so that you can:

  • Pick the best materials for your child’s age and learn to make your very own
  • Jean organises how to set up art activities to ease children through transitions, engage, entertain  and create an activity that kids will be enticed to step forward to try.
  • The projects are authentic with supplies and step-by-steps that are clear and are true and tested.

To celebrate Jean, I’m giving away a copy of the revised book in an Instagram Giveaway

Would you like a chance to win this book: Just like @willowdaygram and @theartfulparent on Instagram and  leave a comment in my Insta post with your favorite kids art project. For extra entries, tag friends in separate comments. Open to U.S. residents. Deadline to enter: Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 8 pm ET. Winner will be notified by direct message on 7/2 and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Instagram does not endorse this giveaway. Good luck, friends!

Order your copy

To skip the line and get your copy now, click here to get your copy on Amazon and learn more about the book

Continue exploring Jean’s Artful world, HERE  Jump into The Virtual Book Tour for The New Artful Parent Book where I’m joining so many of my favorite creative art teachers, parents and bloggers with more ideas and reviews of Jeans new book. 


Willowday wishes,