Let's Get Organized
You don't need a designated craft room or a refurbished garage to create art with your kids. In fact, it's my belief that reducing art supply choices will actually develop creativity.⠀⠀⠀
It's a bold claim, so let's dive in!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm a big proponent of keeping things simple.
Taking your kids on a shopping spree to Michaels and stocking up on everything you believe will nurture creativity - art kits, marker sets, beads, foam sheets, stamps - typically backfires. ⠀⠀
Kids tear open packages and may play or create for a few quick minutes but then you're left with a floor full of glitter glue and foam flowers.⠀⠀
Instead, consider purchasing quality art supplies (not necessarily the most expensive)...the stuff that will make the simple act of swirling a brush in a pot of color an experience, not a quick activity.⠀⠀
Click to see a list of art supplies I love and use in our Primerry Projects.⠀⠀⠀⠀
And try not to buy more than you can comfortably keep within a 18" x 14" plastic bin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The simple act of introducing a few new supplies at a time can develop mastery over watercolors or the trick to making magic with markers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That's what we aim to do with our Primerry art episodes...focus on a few basic (but quality) art supplies that develop children's mastery of art techniques.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And we keep them 'em all in a medium plastic tub. ⠀Ahhh....the beauty of keeping it sweet, simple and successful.