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Art and Green Living Made Fun

Creating art with young children sometimes ends so quickly, we wonder if it’s worth all the effort. We set up the project, build the enthusiasm, navigate through the chaos, and then, suddenly, it’s all over. The child is happy, but we are left confused and wondering, “Was it worth it?”

Of course it is. But don’t allow yourself to forget that creating art with your child is about her, not you. Outcomes aren’t nearly as important as what the child gains from the experience—and that can happen in an instant. Art is process. Art happens when we provide the environment for our child to wonder, to explore, and when we give them the time to problem solve.

Green living is a popular topic right now, and as I was thinking about that and the arts and trying to avoid the obvious recycling projects, the infamous “Ch-ch-ch-chia!” TV commercials popped in my mind.

For a green living project that can provide several days of excitement for you and your child, CLICK HERE

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