Free event fosters kids' creativity on Saturday

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- New research show kids' test scores for creativity are falling. It might have something to do with the prevalence of smartphone and tablets.

A nationwide tour designed to unleash kids' natural curiosity and creativity stops in Phoenix this weekend.

Creativity for Kids was created nearly 40 years ago by two moms who had a dream of providing creative opportunities for all children.

Toy expert Kate Tanner explained to 3TV's Kaley O'Kelley how parents can foster their children's creativity every day by encouraging them to play with "stuff."

During Saturday's free event, kids will get creative as they pop open a cardboard "Creativity Can." Inside each can is a mix of fun materials your child can make into anything. Kids can then share their creations in an online gallery.

The Creativity Can is great for kids of all ages, along with special needs.There are no instructions in the Creativity Can. It is completely open-ended and there is no right or wrong.

Creativity Day will be celebrated Saturday, June 14 at Kidstop Toys & Books, 6990 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale.The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. The store promises "the most fun you’ll have had in a long time."