In an effort to help Jackson’s channel some of his creative energy, I created a little art station for him in our living room. All of his toys live in the basement, and he is frequently downstairs playing, but he also spends a great deal of time upstairs hanging out. He has an easel and chalkboard wall in the basement, but I think he gets lonely down there if we aren’t with him sometimes. I pulled his little art table (best salvation army find ever - $15 total!) out of the dining room and got some new supplies to make this little art station.
The cute and totally functional paper roll was on clearance at Target, and actually fueled this entire project. It was $6.00! I like that it allows him to pick a size of paper as large or small as he wants, and has a built in plastic bar for ripping a clean edge of the paper.
I also invested in some new crayons, paintbrushes, and watercolors. Paired these things with his old coloring books, some vibrant card stock, funky scissors, and washi tape that I don’t have a use for anymore, and voila! He has a brand new art station.
Of course, I set it up when he was having a sleepover with Grandma & Grandpa, so when he came home the next day it was a total surprise. He ran over enthusiastically and got straight to work. I plan to frame some of his best work and hang it in the corner above his table, or maybe have some sort of clothesline style art display so that he can proudly show off his favorites.
I’m pretty sure he will now be the next Salvador Dali, hopefully he will grow a cool mustache to match ;)