It's not a book that you read to your child, but rather one you read on your own to get ideas for things you can do together with your child.
One of the suggestions in the beginning of the book is to set aside a special place for art in your house. Now, our house is pretty short on space. We do not have a play room, a basement, or even a guest bedroom. All of our activities take place either in the family room or in the kitchen. That's basically all there is to our house aside from the bedrooms.
The book went on to say that if you don't have enough space for a dedicated art table and shelf, you could simply use an old suitcase to house all your supplies. Then the suitcase could come out whenever your child is ready to do some art.
Now, that I could do! So, I went to Goodwill and found the perfect "art case" for Juliet.
The best part about it is the fabulous clasps! Juliet loves opening and shutting them. (I kind of like opening and shutting them, too!)
I filled the box with paper, paints, glue, scissors, brushes, stickers, and some glitter and gave it to Juliet as a birthday present. I told her it was her special art box that she could play with anytime she wanted to do art. She immediately set to work on creating some "birthday art"!
This art box idea is exactly what I have been reading about on Tired, Need Sleep for the past few months. She hosts a weekly blog party every Monday! Check it out for more great art ideas to do with your child.
Do you have a special art place or box in your home? What are your favorite art activities?