Monday, November 20, 2006

Encourage Artistic Expression

The colder days of winter are approaching and it won't be ideal weather for your children to go outside and play every single day. They will need some indoor activities as well.

Many parents are now limiting the amount of time that their kids can spend playing video games, watching television or online. If you want to keep your kids both occupied and doing something that will help them use their imaginations and offer limitless hours of fun - let your kids explore art.


All it takes is an Art Table & Chair Set and your kids will have the perfect place to explore putting their ideas into full color on paper. The top of the table should be made durable and be easy to clean as little artists can be a messy. Many art tables come with paper rolls that can be replenished and it lets the young artist do and re-do as many artworks as they like with a simple tug on the paper roll.

A great option for young artists that won't be a mess at all is the crayola watercolors that only appear on the special paper. The child dips the brush into the special colors and then onto the paper - if there is a drip or the child decides to "test" their brush elsewhere - like on your newly painted walls - the paint won't adhere.

Clay is also fun for kids. If you want to keep the clay your kids play with free of industrial chemicals, you can make your own out of flour and salt and they'll have a blast sculpting all types of things for hours.

Encourage your children to express themselves through art, they'll grow their imaginations by leaps and bounds!

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