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3 Books to Unlock the Artist in Your Child

February 26th, 2015 | 1 min. read

By Jenna Roby

We hear it all the time: parents need art activities for kids that don't require a fine arts degree or an expensive trip to the craft store for supplies. Arts activities don't have to be a pain to set up - or clean up. Whether you are looking for preschool art activities or arts and crafts for kids older than preschool, we have three books that will help unlock the artist in your child.


First Art for Toddlers and Twos: Open-Ended Art Experiences by MaryAnn F. Kohl - Children will joyfully squeeze a rainbow, make their own (safe) beads to string, and create their very own painted paper quilt. First Art starts children on a journey full of exploration and creativity! 


Time to Create: Hands-On Explorations in Process Art for Young Children by Christie Burnett - With ideas for encouraging creativity, advice for choosing the right art project, and suggestions for minimizing the mess, you and your child will be on your way to fun-to-do art explorations in no time!


The Budding Artist edited by Laura Laxton - With 50 ways for you and your little artist to create beautiful memories together, this book shows parents and kids how to paint with bubbles, create glue webs, make a blooming tablecloth, and construct homemade paper valentines.

Author(s)Laura Laxton, Christie Burnett, MaryAnn F. Kohl

Jenna Roby

A graduate of High Point University, Jenna Roby served as marketing specialist for Gryphon House from 2013-2015.