This week in New Year New Home we focus on making your children an art center, while sticking to a budget.
We all know that with toddlers come a never ending amount of art supplies...construction paper, crayons, color wonder crayons, chalk, modelling clay...usually it all gets tossed in a basket and set out of reach of toddler hands, so as to avoid the inevitable mess they will make.
What kind of creative process is that?
I'm so excited to have given our son his own little creative corner. What used to be some pretty drab shelves and baskets for his toys...
Pretty boring, not a whole lot going on there since we rooted through all of the toys and got rid of anything that he really wasn't playing with.
But now? Oh it's a haven for reading and creativity!
My little guy has his own easel, from Ikea, with all of his supplies, colouring books and work books right at his level so he can foster his creativity and run wild with imagination.
The best part? By using the things that we already had on hand like baskets and supplies, the only thing new for this area was the easel. And it...it was $20!
Stay tuned to New Year New Home as we talk toy storage and labelling with Lovable Labels in two weeks!