Nothing has made art easier lately than our grab-and-go art boxes. They’re nothing fancy, but they’re ready to go, portable and durable.
Here’s Leland’s with the lid on. The contents change from time to time because aside from the regular crayons and paper and scissors I usually have little projects in the boxes as well, such as the foam book marks and stickers right now, or the magic pen book about bugs.
Each kid has their own box- these are just Sterilite boxes from Target approximately 6″x10″. The latching on lids are great because these can be tossed into a backpack for a hike or a tote bage to go to Nana’s.
We take these out to do nature study and draw plants we see; we take these to go to appointments when there will likely be along wait. Over the summer I plan to make each kid a little water color kit and include that as well.
Make your life simpler by creating one of these Art-To-Go kits for your kids. Shoot, they probably won’t mind if you stick a pencil in for yourself as well. When you have your supplies ready to go you’ll be able to have impromptu art sessions whenever inspiration strikes.
For more ideas of what to include check out this post on Simple Mom with its long list of possibilities .
This post is linked to Tot Tuesdays on My Delicious Ambiguity.