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November 4th, 2011 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting

Thinking about starting to gather dress up clothes for the kid, and thinking about Christmas’ approach and wanting to decorate the house has led me to ponder gathering and organizing craft supplies.

Maggie has a little table and chair in our living room where she sits and colours with her crayons, but I want to do more with her. The problem is, I have no idea what she can handle.

She loves crayons. She’ll sit down for quite a while in toddler terms, and she often asks me to sit with her and draw. I loved art when I was a kid and my grandfather used to sit me down to sketch with him, so I’m glad she’s showing an interest and I’m excited to watch her creativity develop.

But what of markers and stickers and glitter? When can she glue things? When can I introduce finger paints and other delightfully messy things?

I want her to have every opportunity to get into her art – so long as I have the opportunity to put newspapers down and put on some craft-appropriate clothes.

How did you start to build a craft corner with your kids?

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