From the official Crayola site:
The seeds of creativity live in everyone. Some individuals are fortunate — their sprouting imagination was nurtured and grown into strong creative thinking abilities. Their parents and teachers nourished them with creative experiences and confidence building responses to their attempts, throughout their childhood.
Creative people invent, imagine, problem-solve, create, and communicate in fresh, new ways. Every business requires creative thinkers in the form of scientists, engineers, medical researchers, technology innovators, business entrepreneurs, artists, performers, writers and illustrators, designers, inventors, educators and parents. Those with the ability to “think outside of the box” will lead the future and make special things happen.
Take a look at all the links on the Crayola site for fun ways to inspire and encourage creativity in your family.
Check out the free Power of Creativity Guide to Encouraging Creative Expression. From the Guide: Decorating with children’s artwork is a wonderful way to celebrate their creativity. Show that you value what kids create. Hang their artwork in mats or frames. Take some art to work to brighten your office or work area. Send artwork to relatives. Decorate your child’s room with personally created art originals. A fun place to hang artwork is above your children’s beds, so they have something special “to look up to”.