What would you and your kids ask Todd Oldham of Kid Made Modern?


Last week I shared the news that Jillian and I get to go to Crafting Community next month.  Seriously, could the timing of this be any more perfect for my daughter and I?  This mother and daughter duo could really use a trip full of quality time together, just the two of us, and we’re both so excited about the opportunity!

As if the whole Crafting Community experience isn’t going to be wonderful enough, Todd Oldham will be there teaching a workshop around his Kid Made Modern line of art supplies and activity kits for Target.

And, guess who gets to have a little bit of time with him for an interview?  That’s right:  Jillian and I get to bend Todd’s ear and ask him some questions.

You already know that the never-ending crafts table in my family’s former formal dining room is proof that the last time I got to ask Todd some questions it was a life changing, home re-arranging event.

I’m having another pinch me moment about the prospect of getting to spend some time with him  and attending his workshop during Crafting Community  – and that Jillian gets to do this with me?  Amazing!  (Thank you, Target!)

Jillian and I are making a list of questions we’d like to ask Todd, but I really want to involve you and your kids, too since we can’t sneak you all away with us in our luggage.

So, this time I’d like to ask you, my Simple Kids readers, if you and your kids could ask the creator of Kid Made Modern some questions, what would YOU ask Todd Oldham?

Leave your questions in the comments of this post and Jillian and I will pick our favorites to ask Todd in October.  I can’t promise you we’ll get to ask him everything, but we will make the most of our time.


Speaking of Kid Made Modern, the oldest girls and I used some KMM paints last week to do a giant family cooperative art project.  I wrote about it over on my other blog, K. Elizabeth Fleck.  I’d love for you to come over and see how it turned out.

Looking for more information on Crafting Community?  Will we see you in Palm Springs next month?  Check out my post here.

What would you and your kids ask Todd Oldham of Kid Made Modern?

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. I’d love to know what Todd thinks prevents kids today from exercising their creativity more and how parents can go about encouraging the creative process with them.
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  2. I’d be interested to know why there are not more toys for kids under 3. 😉 My 18 mo old is quite dexterous and has a fantastic attention span – but most of the toys I think she would enjoy/learn from are all 3+. Thanks!

  3. What are his favorite mediums to work in? And what mediums does he think are the best for kids to have the most experience with? Does his think that kits can hinder creativity as they encourage you to do whatever with the materials? And how can you encourage your children when they are frustrated because they aren’t able to do things properly or a certain way yet?
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  4. My kids’ favorite medium is cardboard, duct tape, and scissors. I love their creativity, but it creates quite the mess around the house. I’d love to know Todd’s suggestions on how to display 3-D art, as well as how to contain supplies-in-waiting (aka, cardboard boxes waiting to be created in to fairy houses and pirate ships).
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  5. I\’d love to hear tips on letting kids express themselves creatively in small spaces (where large messes/works-in-progress can\’t be left out). :) Have a great trip, Kara!
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