We make a LOT of art around this joint. LJ’s been taking art classes since she was about 18 months, and with an art teacher mama, forget it: it’s never-ending. It’s so, SO crucial to your kid’s cognitive development that you let them create art. Did you know that? It is! So what if it’s messy? Clean it up! Please stop buying those stupid markers that only show up on certain paper, or color by number books. Those make me grind my teeth, and that’s not an art activity: it’s a waste of money. You can let your kid make art with absolutely ANYTHING. Look in your cabinets! Look in your junk drawers! Give them some glue, let’em loose and watch them beam with pride at their creations!
Here are some of the things Lotte (age 3) has made in the past year that I particularly love:
See? You don’t need to buy fancy art supplies! Just some paint and some veggies from the fridge. Some plastic cups from the back of the pantry and glue. Yay art!
“”Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”- Pablo Picasso