S.M.A.K.

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I am not going to lie. I really don’t like sharing my art supplies with my kids. That’s why many years back I started Saturday Morning Art Kids or S.M.A.K. Sometimes we get on a roll and do a project every weekend and other times I slack off and space them out a bit more. But by setting aside this dedicated time  to do an arts and crafts project with as many of the kids as choose to participate it prevents them from invading my space and messing with my stuff when left to their own devices and Im not around. They know that when it’s time for S.M.A.K. they will get a chance to play with all that tempting, colorful, and pretty stuff I hoard in my crafty hideaway. I even keep several storage bins of paints, markers, crayons, and scraps of paper and embellishments that are just for them. I’m a firm believer in controlled chaos.

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Last week’s activity was kind of a no brainer since it is almost Easter. Instead of dying Easter eggs I decided to let them play with some acrylic paints from my collection of Spring colors from Target. They even have pretty metallics like gold and rose gold. Obviously, these are not artist quality paints and they are pretty cheap so they could go ahead and have at it!

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These eggs are plastic ones. Acrylic paint should not be used on real eggs meant for eating of course. My kids still love to do egg hunts even though I think they are getting kind of old for it. How about you? Do you have any Easter traditions? Do you allow your kids to craft with you? That’s all for now!

-xGia