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I love staying home with my son, but there are times when I struggle to come up with new and exciting things to do with him. I was actually talking to my pediatrician about this very subject and he told me that I don’t have to take my son to new and exciting places every day. He said that if we’re together and we’re doing something, even if it’s just at home, then he’s learning, developing, and engaging in social interaction.
One of the things I’ve just started introducing my son to is art. We color and paint and play with Play Dough. Most of the above projects involve messes and clean-up. I don’t mind but there are times when I’d like to do a project that won’t require a stain remover at the end! Recently, my son and I completed a Powder Art project. Check out the video demonstrating what we did!
While the recommended age for this activity is five (due to small parts) , I think my son enjoyed it with some help from mommy! And there was no mess! Here is a little more information about Powder Art:
The project is simple to do and younger kids will enjoy it with adult supervision and assistance. The kits are available in six themes, and come with four design boards, eight Powder Art colors, a paintbrush, and a color palette tray. In true paint-by-number fashion, each design is numbered according to color. The kit comes with a color guide instruction sheet, but I think it would be fun for older children to choose their own colors to personalize the painting. Here are some of the tips that I found to be useful along the way:
Be sure to have clean, dry hands when peeling
Clean off the design board and the paintbrush with each color change
Start with darker colors if your child doesn’t want to folow the paint-by-number guide
What’s great about the paint is that it’s made from recycled paper and therefore non-toxic. You can purchase kits directly from the site and they retail for $8.99 each.
Win It! TEN of you will win a kit of your choice! Simply head on over to the site and take a look at their designs. Come back and leave me a comment with your favorite and an art project you like to do with your kids. Comments will close on April 8, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please. US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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