Her Favorite Material: "Liquid watercolors, because the color is so concentrated. It's like food coloring, but better."
On Creativity and Kids: "Don't solve your children's problems for them. I want my kids to be able to rely on their imaginations, to dream up their own solutions, and to have the confidence that comes from making stuff -- seeing what works and being comfortable with things not working."
Preferred Projects: "I like activities that cross art with engineering; that's essentially what design is. And as long as the kids are asking Why? and How does it work?, it's an educational experience."
A Key to Crafting Harmony: "I do the projects alongside my kids so that I can make one of my own without pressuring them to make theirs look a certain way."
Ana likes how wire allows children to "draw" in three dimensions. The beads add color and help children follow the lines they've made.
Originally published in the August 2015 issue of FamilyFun magazine.