As a kid, some of my fondest memories are from when my mom and I would do art projects together. She would gather her crafting supplies and we’d sit at the dining room table for hours painting, coloring, gluing, and making everything sparkle. Mostly I remember making holiday decorations and crafts—painting Christmas ornaments (which we still do) were our specialty. And now that my son is getting to an age where he likes to color and paint, we can finally start using the Creative Kids Art Station I designed for him.
I originally planned to designate an art space in his playroom (a post for another day) but our bedrooms are small so there wasn’t enough space for what I envisioned.
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5 main pieces you’ll need to make your own Creative Kids Art Station like mine are below:
Tracks with clips (to hang artwork)
Wall Easel (mine has since sold out)
Metal Whale Shelf (for paint)
Painting, drawing, cutting, and pasting are all physical skills that will help children develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Make sure you have a safe place to store paint— keeping them out of reach from curious minds. Sometimes J will wander to his art table while I’m doing laundry so I keep the art supplies he can’t use by himself (like paint, scissors, and glue) up high on the whale shelf. Everything else is within his reach.
Interchangeable Accent Pieces:
ART Wall sign (cardboard letters that I covered with fabric)
My little J also loves to look at his artwork displayed up on the wall. When he walks into the room and sees them hanging, his eyes light up as he points to pictures he’s painted and colored. This is an important feature of your Creative Kids Art Station because it will not only inspire new creativity but it also establishes a sense of accomplishment in your little one.
Don’t forget to visit Target and stock your Creative Kids Art Station with paint and paint brushes, crayons, markers, PlayDoh, paper, glue, scissors, and whatever else will get their imagination running wild.
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Art and creative play is an important part of childhood development. I’d love to see and hear about your very own Creative Kids Art Station. Do you have a designated space in your home, garage, or backyard? Share in the comments below.
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