The school that JustaBXgirl went to before we started homeschooling cut their art program at the end of her Kindergarten year. When you have a born artist at home like I do losing art class can really hurt. She loved her art teacher and even took private classes with the teacher until the school decided art was no longer necessary. Sadly, many schools lose their art programs and little ones lose the opportunity to be exposed to different forms of art. Having products like the ones below in the home allows littles to be creative and learn about various forms of artistic expression. These items are great ways to show that there isn’t just painting on a canvas or sculpting.
Glitzy Pop! Jewel Pen – I love this set. It is so original. And it is super easy to use. Littles fill up their Glitzy Pop Pen with jewels then create their masterpieces. The set comes with over 350 jewels and 10 charms to design. You can even decorate the storage and display case.
Paint Your Own Ceramic Pottery – This set allows littles to experience painting in a new form. It comes with four pottery projects for littles to complete. There are twelve different colored paints included as well as two glitter glazes. Will your little make a set that matches or will your little create individual pieces?
Mold Your Own Handprint Stone – I’ve always loved handprint stones. They’re beautiful keepsakes for families. This one is even better. Most of the kits are parent-led. The adult has to ready the material and the little doesn’t have much job to do other than press their print. This one is made out of Sand Dough and allows the littles to have much more of a hand (pun intended) in the creation. After it is formed and dried it can be decorated with the included paint.
Bluey Light Up Figurine – I knew bluey was a hit in our home but it wasn’t until recently that I realized what a huge fan base Bluey truly has. This is a really fun project. You can challenge your little to complete it and make it look just like Bluey and Bingo or you can challenge them to create new characters by remixing the colors.
My favorite thing about these projects is that your little can do them alone, with a friend, or with you. And once they’re complete, most of these can be used as more than simply a decoration. Bluey can actually be used as a light, the pottery can serve a purpose, and the charms can be worn as jewelry.