BIG is a beautiful new print magazine out of Australia that is about promoting creativity in children. BIG stands for bravery, imagination, and generosity. This issue's theme is First Flight, "where boats fly, birds sail, and kids zoom side by side with artists in the BIG sky."
The creators are artist, Lilly Blue, and writer/dancer, Jo Pollitt, who have a common interest in promoting children's art and creative writing so they formed a long distance partnership to make BIG a reality. The senior editor is eight year old Luca! This is not the kind of magazine that you will flip through quickly then set aside until it has collected enough dust to throw out. BIG is a magazine to experience and savor for both adults and children.
Children's art and stories are featured side-by-side with adult artists and writers which is charming and fascinating and forms the basis of the magazine. You'll also find interviews with children, dancers, singers, photographers, film-makers, and more.
Journaling and art pages in each issue motivate you to interact with the magazine. There's even a free art print!
They encourage submissions and other ways to be involved so check the site for more details. The theme for the next issue is Treasure Maps!
BIG is available now for delivery anywhere in the world and will soon be on sale in stores throughout Australia. And last, but in no way least, for every issue of BIG sold one copy is given away to children who might not otherwise be able to access it!
I think these shrunken heads made from potatoes at Chez Larsson are a perfect activity for older kids that may not be as interested in typical Halloween crafting and they would make a great food decoration too.