National Family Month is upon us, and strengthening family ties is more engaging than ever, with creativity projects like tattooing a banana, painting with Coca-Cola, and printing images on toilet paper! Entertaining, clever and witty, internationally recognized artist Phil Hansen has launched an innovative approach for anyone who wants to be more creative.

Phil Hansen, a multimedia artist known for his experimental approach and offbeat techniques, is jumpstarting your creativity in his first book, Tattoo A Banana And Other Ways To Turn Anything and Everything Into Art (Penguin), bringing his outrageous creativity to a wider audience.

Tattoo A Banana is a simple, step-by-step guide to creating art with anything at hand – like a piece of toast, your own fingerprints, or a stack of marshmallows.

Part handbook and part manifesto, this engaging, inspiring, and downright entertaining book takes us inside the mind of a groundbreaking artist — and encourages us to create, reimagine, and make something out of (almost) nothing.

With the same intention as his new book, Hansen is delighting audiences of all ages with his new interactive website, (PITW). “I recently started a Creativity Series, showing simple everyday creativity that anyone can do using familiar objects around the home, paired with a twist of unconventional techniques,” he says. “I want to help people build their creative muscles by experimenting with a variety of nontraditional creative processes. We’re all naturally creative and the more creative processes we experience, the more connected dots we have to form new ideas,” he continues. “This helps us build the foundation to be more creative.”

Hansen’s PITW projects are demonstrated through fun, fast-paced instructional videos that are as entertaining as the projects themselves, including how to paint with Coca-Cola, constructing a cardboard beard, and printing images on toilet paper.

Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist who works at the intersection of traditional visual art, pointillism, and offbeat techniques, using media that connect to the subject matter, such as karate chops, tricycle wheel imprints, burger grease, and worms.

His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Oops TV England, Japanese TBS, Clips Mania Germany, CNN, CBS, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, Dr. Phil, and many other media venues. As a commercial artist, he has worked with clients that include Grammy’s, Skype, Diesel, Arby’s, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, The Cherry Arts Festival, and dozens of other large and small companies.

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