or if you prefer, maybe contain it to an easel.

There’s no better way to inspire your young artist, whether it’s on paper, or if you dare,  on the wall.

Benjamin Moore has a tutorial if you would like a DIY  chalkboard wall for your home.

Many folks however like this generously sized  easel with a chalk board on one side and a dry erase board on the other side. Either is perfect for art projects large and small. There are clips for attaching a roll of paper when that is medium of choice the day.


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Drawing and painting can be used to understand what children are feeling. Often times you can learn what is going on in their lives from the colors they choose or things that they draw. It is a great way to spark conversation with young children.

Turn off the TV!