When your child shows an interest in art, it’s like discovering a magical portal to a world of imagination and creativity. But how do you nurture this budding Picasso or future Frida Kahlo while keeping your walls intact?
Since we’re all housebound and Amazon is still delivering, it’s a perfect time to shop online for some fresh arts and crafts activities. All kids light up at a new creative project, but especially our right brain kids. They need to create. They need to make stuff.
Helping your child tap into their creative side doesn’t have to break the bank. Kids of all ages love to get art supplies as gifts. But don’t feel like you have to spend the big bucks to give your kids hours of creative fun. Here are 14 gift ideas, most of which you can find at your local arts and crafts store.
Father’s Day is a great time to do some experimenting with dad. Dads just seem to have that way of jumping right in and letting the open-ended learning develop and, there is nothing like spending some quality time exploring and testing out some math and science theories with him. Shh, don’t tell him that you’re learning while you’re playing.
We’ve had a busy month talking about all the reasons for you to find an art class for your child. Whether you have a child with autism, are an adult wanting to relieve some stress or a parent looking for things to do with your child, art should be part of your life.
Art matters, being creative matters. The right side of our brains are there for a reason – and it’s up to us to develop and use all the gifts we have been given. So have some fun finding ways for your kids to explore and enjoy doing art. And invite your self to the party.