Growing Little Artists

Growing Little Artists

Growing Little ArtistsI love art. Ever since I first starting learning about art, I have been hooked. I especially appreciate paintings. One of my daydreams is that I will someday have a vast amount of painting supplies and will spend hours on end painting. But back in reality the only painting that occurs in our home is done by my children. Both of my children love to paint, but my son would be willing to paint all day and night. I try to give them ample time to be creative – I like to think we are growing little artists.

 

 

Growing Little Artists

Here are some tips to help encourage your little artists:

  • Always be sure to have plenty of art supplies in your home. There is a plethora of affordable art products at Wal-Mart, Target, and even at the dollar stores.
  • Give your child opportunities to create art without specifications (other than basic safety and neatness guidelines).
  • Take your child to art museums and art shows.
  • Learn to talk about art with your child. This book might be helpful.
  • Display works of art in your home and encourage children to display them in their own rooms.
  • Display your child’s art where everyone can see it.
  • Invite your children’s friends over for painting parties or other opportunities to be creative.

Growing Little Artists

Here are some art related web sites to explore:

National Gallery of Arts – Kids

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Museum Kids

Haring Kids

The British Museum – Young Explorers

Smithsonian Education

Crayola

Growing Little Artists

 

Does your family enjoy art? How do you incorporate art into your family’s busy life?  Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.

 

 

 

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

Comments

  1. simplywalkingthroughlife says

    Right now, Isaiah's art is just crayons. I love art, though, so we'll definitely be spending lots of time with various art activities as he gets older! I can't wait! 🙂

  2. JayLeigh says

    My children like to draw, but I'm afraid I've been rather lax lately at encouraging art. I've been hoping to help them start nature journals and have them draw some pictures in them. I think they will really enjoy that. Thank you for all the ideas and links in your post! 🙂

  3. Samantha says

    My 2 year old loves drawing and I cannot wait until he gets older and we can do more than scribbles 🙂 (even though I love his scribbles)

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  6. Kazimiera Fraley says

    right now my eldest daughter tells me that she wants to grow up and be an artist. She will make drawings and sell them and people will buy them and she will live in our basement.

  7. Great ideas– my kids love to paint.

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    I'm your new friendly friday's follower. Glad to find your blog… and to read more tips about how to encourage kids to became artists. Our kids love to help us in making living crafts.

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  13. Beth Larrabee says

    My daughter loves to color. I really need to introduce painting to her!

  14. I love displaying my kid’s art work. They’re always so proud of what they’ve done.

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