Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
Those of you who are regular readers know that my kids and I are fans of the Kid Made Modern line of art supplies and creative kits from Target. The watercolor sets, papers, art kits, decorative tapes, and more are regular players in our home craft supplies line-up.
What some of you might not know is that Kid Made Modern was created by American designer Todd Oldham, whom I’ve been a fan of for a long time.
The story of Kid Made Modern begins with the book by the same name, which was written as a response to the loss of art programs in schools. From there, the project grew to include a line that “celebrates creativity and fun through inspiration and information.”
I recently got to ask Todd Oldham some questions and I’m pleased to share his answers with you today. I think you’ll really enjoy getting to know this designer and author a bit better and I know that you’ll appreciate his thoughts on open ended play and nurturing the creative spark in our kids.