One of my kidlets’ favorite part of the day is when they get to create. Art projects are a great way for kids to not only express themselves but have some fun! Plus, if you are “crafty” about it, it’s a cheap way to keep them entertained and give us parents a much-needed moment of quiet or an opportunity to finish folding the laundry, make dinner or answer the phone. Who knows, maybe the next budding Picasso or Andy Warhol is in your very home with a Crayola in his or her hand right this second!
From the moment my kids could hold a crayon, marker or paintbrush, use a glue stick or safety scissors at preschool/daycare, they started coming home with “masterpieces.” At first, I only got one or two pieces a week. Now it seems that each of my kidlets are coming home with four to five pieces EVERYDAY. Both of my kids have been in nursery school/daycare since they were each three months old (my son is almost five, my daughter is 2 ½), so even if I conservatively totaled up one piece of artwork coming home from daycare, I must have close to 1500 pieces of children’s art. The Louvre has nothing on my house!