A little table tucked behind our couch provides a kid friendly art space. Lately I’ve been quietly putting out something new each day to see what the kids do. I told them that whatever is out on the table is for them to use if they wish. Some things have totally flopped, some have resulted in happy drawing play. It’s a kick to be the observer and let them surprise me with what appeals to them and what they create.
Art starts I have set out at various times:
- Crayons, markers, colored pencils
- Blank paper
- Paper with each child’s name written on it
- Glitter glue ( FYI- it takes a verrrry long time for an inch thick pile of glitter glue to dry. I am not in fact, sure that it will dry.)
- Papers with lines or shapes drawn on them for drawing starts.
- Coloring pages
- Black paper and chalk
Soon Azalea will be toddling around and leaving these supplies within reach won’t be an option; I’m sure enjoying it for now though. Do you have more simple art-start ideas I should try setting out while I still can?
This post linked to the other great ideas at No Time for Flash Card's Link and Learn and Childhood 101's We Play.