Today's message is about preparing your own art box and letting the children be the creative director of the projects. To get started buy or re-purpose a plastic storage tote or storage center. (I just bought a second tower with drawers and wheels at Walmart for under $10) Then head on over to your favorite dollar store and go to their stationary aisle. There you will find fun stuff like pipe cleaners, pom poms, colored craft sticks, construction paper, glue, glitter, decorative scissors, etc. Stock up on inexpensive, colorful items. Once you make all your purchases, let your children help you organize the art box. The kids will be so excited and want to start creating.
Finally, make sure to take time to let your children make some projects. While Adam will make wrapping paper and cards, my younger son will just doodle on some paper. There is no right or wrong to creating art. It's a great time to have interesting conversations with your kids. It's also a terrific opportunity to practice cutting skills, pencil grips, and following instructions. When the projects are complete, display them proudly in the home or give away to family & friends. We mail cards all the time to family back home.
TIP: LET YOUR KIDS DECORATE THE STORAGE BOX WITH STICKERS & PAINT
|filled with coloring books & crayons|