Creativity Shell

Creativity Shell partners with Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy

Creativity Shell partners with Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy

The EZ Kids Creativity Shell had a wonderful meeting today with Ms. Astra Zeno who is the Computer Science and Engineering teacher at Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy in Houston. We were discussing various methods of blending a sewing program into the Robotics and Engineering department when we found ourselves blending electricity conductive thread with…

Sewing Bookmarks to Inspire Reading.

Sewing Bookmarks to Inspire Reading.

Before we began our weekly sewing club at Garden Oaks Elementary School in Houston, I asked the group of twenty-two students to raise their hand if they liked to read. Four of them raised their hands. I told the group that only the four students that liked to read would get to sew their own…

Return of Home Economics

Return of Home Economics

If you ask anyone above the age of 40 if they remember home economics, they will most certainly say YES! In fact, they usually follow up to your question with a story about when they were in school and what they used to do in their home economics class. Due to budget constraints and the…

Sewing in School Again!

Sewing in School Again!

We are so excited to announce that the EZ Kids Creativity Shell will be teaching sewing classes at Garden Oaks Elementary School in Houston! We currently have an awesome 9-week program planned for the school where students will learn the basics of sewing machine operation, textile art, fabric dyeing and more. Upon commencement of our…

Why do we need Home Economics back in the school system?

Why do we need Home Economics back in the school system?

There is something therapeutic about the sound of my sewing machine as the engine roars calmly enough to drown out the sound of the thunderstorm outside. Luckily for me, my grandmother taught me to sew at the age of 5 and as I grew older, it was a skill that I have yet to loose…

Fusing Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass!

Fusing Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass!

I was at the Corning Museum of Glass with my 3 kids today and I though that of all the educational activities you can plan for kids, the Museum of Glass should definitely be on your list! First of all, Corning is one of those old historic cities in Upstate New York that give you…

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever.

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever.

In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job force that none of you can visualize. That talk is from almost ten years ago, so we already know he was right and can only assume he’ll continue to…