Summer Series – Day Three
So far I LOVE this Summer Series and am wondering why I didn’t think to host it sooner. Shannan and Laura have been so wonderful in sharing their hearts and talents with us. If you missed Summer Fun and Summer Fashion, please take a moment to read. Today Meg from Whatever is talking about Summer Art and I cannot think of a better woman to speak on this subject. Meg is incredibly creative and fun and wears super-cute outfits. She has a delightful family and recounts their always fun days on her blog, Whatever. Meg, thank you SO much joining us today!
Please join me as I welcome Meg from Whatever.
i have five kids and three who are young enough to still want to craft with me.
we are pretty artsy craftsy over here.
my first suggestion for YOU to get crafty with your kids is to get some supplies!
we have an big cabinet FULL of art supplies.
watercolor paints, glue sticks, glitter, construction paper, white paper, markers, scissors, crayons, oil pastels, tape, and low temp glue guns are STOCKED.
it’s ok to slowly build your supply list.
you can still be crafty with a small amount of goodies.
when it’s nice outside we often work on our projects at our outdoor table…less mess and change of scenery.
i check several websites, magazines and books for craft ideas.
i clean up the space we’re going to use just so it feels more peaceful (if only to me).
i turn on some music…sometimes i set out a snack too.
i give them instructions or ideas or which step to start with
and then we CRAFT.
i say many times while we work “it doesn’t have to be perfect”
“it doesn’t have to look a certain way”
“any way you make it will be great!”
“don’t worry about mistakes….make them into something else”
i want them to love art for what it is.
not to make a cookie cutter project that looks just like someone elses.
i want them to take that idea and make it their own.
so i wanted to encourage YOU to today to get crafty even in a small way with your kids.
even if it’s just sidewalk chalk in the driveway.
let them create however they want….without you doing it for them.
and enjoy it.
they are washable.
you can mop or vacuum your floors.
even paint isn’t permanent.
let that go and sit down a color with crayons yourself beside them.
they will love it.