At the barn sale*, I had a conversation with Sarah from Handbags*N*Pigtails about encouraging kids to be creative. She found an old Pepsi crate and was planning to use it to store her kiddos' art supplies. EZ E and Kicky draw a lot. I think part of the reason they do is because we keep art supplies within easy reach. Most of the time, everything is just right on the table...paper, scissors, glue, tape, markers, crayons, etc.
We also have wires on our kitchen wall where they can display everything they make. I clean everything off once a month or so to make room for new artwork, stashing the favorites away in a tote (ahem...a drawing of me with pointy boobs and a big belly, anyone?).
Yes, moments like this do happen occasionally, but it's really not a big deal, is it? She looks good blue.
I'd love to hear how you encourage your kiddos (and yourself!) to be creative.
*the best part of the barn sale was meeting so many of you! Wow! I was seriously shocked (and thrilled) that so many blog readers showed up. I hope the "real Abbey" didn't terrify you all.