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This post is something I am super excited to share with you. For one thing, I had so much fun putting it together and secondly the colors in this post are amazing! Don’t you agree?
Creativity and art are something I am passionate about and I wanted to create a space in my home that was available to my kids at any time and would allow for them to find their own creativity in an open way. I wanted to create a place that was stocked with open ended toys such as Crayola crayons, paints, sidewalk chalk, paper and anything else they would need to create. (When I say open ended I mean toys that don’t have a definite purpose or a specific way to play with them.) Luckily for me, I already had a space that I created for them awhile back out of their old crib. All it needed was some organization and inspiration; so I headed over to Walmart and picked up the goods.
First, I started off by stocking the table with things the kids could use to create. However, I also wanted to make sure everything was organized and had a place. It is much easier to create when you don’t have difficulty finding the utensils. To keep organized I found some amazing hanging metal buckets that the paints and chalk fit into perfectly. I also bought a three drawer container to keep all of the paper in place and put away. The crayons were already perfect in their own little box and a mason jar now sits on the desk to hold the paint brushes and pencils.
Organization is a big part of being creative!
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I wanted the kids to create the art that would hang around the table on the walls so it would forever inspire them. To do this we pulled out the newly purchased craft supplies and got to work. First we used the washable Crayola paints and crayons to create works of art on raised canvas. We also used paper and created even more drawings and paintings to accompany the canvas on the walls.
As we created our art we were able to talk about how different mediums create different looks and textures on different canvases. The paint for instance covers smoothly while the crayons leave a textured look on the canvas. We also found that they created different looks when used on paper.
After the works of art were complete we decided to hang them on the wall. Dad helped us with this to make sure everything was level and secure.
|We used clipboards to display our paper drawings that way they can be easily changed out as inspiration strikes.|
The art supplies and creative space have been an amazing addition to our household. The kids have loved to use their free time playing and creating. Today we decided that, since it was still cold and snowing outside, we would play with our sidewalk chalk indoors. We rolled out some craft paper on the floor and had a great time! No mess, easy clean up!
There is so much fun to be had when you make open ended toys available to your children. There is never an end to what can be created.
Please Note: Crayola Washable Paint is Not for use as body/face paint. Please also see age recommendations on products prior to using them.
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<3 Dick and Jane