Art Essentials For Every Child

July 17th, 2017

Creativity is a child’s way of sharing their soul and boundless mind with the world, and not only should we as parents do whatever is necessary not to stifle it, we should provide them with the tools to encourage them to unleash their artistic potential. Kids are naturally curious, and we can tap on this trait by allowing them to explore and create using various instruments and materials. Here are some basic art essentials for your little ones to get artsy with. 1. Paint Leonardo da Vinci once remarked that painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and if painting is poetry, then paint is words. Painting is the best way for a child to express his or her feelings and dreams, from the colours used to the images painted. Choose basic colours like black, red, yellow, and blue to encourage your child to mix them up and create vibrant new colours. You can also make your own water colours and finger paints – let their imagination be their palette when it comes to art creation. 2. Markers To most kids (and Elmo), crayons are their artistic weapon of choice. But besides being excessively messy, they can also be toxic and dangerous if ingested. Markers (especially washable ones) provide the room for them to go wild without leaving behind crumbly, oily stains. They also make a versatile art essential for various surfaces and give your young artists better control over their art. 3. A Blank Canvas Given the opportunity, kids would draw or paint on anything and everything (even your pristine white walls). Let their creative juices spill over onto drawing block sheets or a big roll of “mahjong” paper. If you have the time, build them a cardboard house and watch them work their graffiti magic. 4. […]

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