How-To Tuesday: Packing Peanuts

Here at KodakKerouacs, we believe in a lot of stuff. We believe film is going to make a comeback. We believe road trips are going to save our culture (and our economy). We believe that Batboy is real. But more than anything, we believe that having fun is paramount to a healthy, happy life.

That said, we want to teach you to think about what’s inside the box, take it outside the box, and have fun with it.



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3 responses to “How-To Tuesday: Packing Peanuts

  • Shannon

    That’s exactly what we do with them! Kids sit down with it at the table and let the juices flow. Only limit is the imagination. Too bad it doesn’t work with styrofoam — that dreaded stuff is hard to get rid of.

    • kodakkerouacs

      There is something so therapeutic about making little sculptures with packing peanuts, or any kind of craft like it. There is no pressure to make something with purpose, meaning or beauty. So much of art school is spent on making a piece of art that is good, and your art should continue to get better and failure is a bad. Honestly, bad art is where a lot of good art comes from. I love nothing more than to make something so hideous and useless that I feel inspired by it. Packing peanuts never fail me in that regard.

      P.S. Your kids are lucky to have parents that understand dirt as part of the growing process. My mom was a fan of dirt, and I think it’s the only way to grow up.

      • Shannon

        Thanks…and I’m guessing also it’s your kids who will be the lucky ones!

        The world just “comes at” us constantly, more so these days than even the generation before. It’s the simple things like building art with peanuts or putting a seed into the ground that ease the tension — and neither are “mindless” plug-in variety entertainment. Kids really do need to be, well, KIDS. (We grown-ups need to be kids too.)

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