My Little Picassos
Date: February 21, 2011 | Author: admin | Tags:
By Heather Bishara
A strange thing has happened in my household over the past couple of weeks. My two boys who, in previous times, have been completely uninterested in art are suddenly using up all the paper from my printer and arguing about who gets to use the scissors first to complete their projects.
Who are these boys and where did they come from?
My best guess is that my oldest’s Pinewood Derby race car building experience with his Cub Scout troop inspired this sudden love of doing creative projects. And I have to say I’m kind of excited about it because, despite my best efforts, they have never really embraced their inner Picassos. Now all I need to do is find some really great art projects to encourage them in their new endeavors. Here are some ideas I’ve gotten from Kazoo Toys:
To continue with our love of racing cars, here’s another car that they can build to race against each other. It requires some assembly (which is a good thing!) and the boys can paint the car and decorate it with stickers. They also can race the car inside or outside which is perfect for the unpredictable weather we’ve been having lately.
With their new love of art projects comes the problem of where to put them all. I definitely do not want to burst their bubble, but taping them on my walls is just not an option! That’s why this Window Art Book by Klutz is so appealing to me. It comes with over 100 different patterns, designs and projects as well as tracing material and colors to decorate with. Just peal and stick to your windows and voila!, the artwork is automatically on display.
For Christmas my kids received a coin collection book and have been plugging away at finding all the coins they can match back to the book. This Money Monster Banks kit is the perfect accompaniment to this project. There are two kits included and a ton of decorating options available including fun fur, self-adhesive dots, acrylic paints and paint brush, puffy paint wiggly eyes and a sponge brush with a handle. I cannot wait to see our finished Money Monster Banks!
Be sure to visit http://www.kazootoys.com/ to see all of their neat toys and kids products that you will love!
Heather Bishara is a freelance writer and fan of Kazoo Toys.