The Artful Parent by Jean Van’T Hul
Um, yeah - if you're a parent this year has been even harder than you could have envisioned. While we are all feeling strained, a book like this could be just the ticket to add some frivolity and levity back into our lives - helping us and taking a second to not be on a screen with the kiddos. Get this for you and another friend and have those kids working together virtually (yes screen time but focused on the project, not the compute/device).
From the publisher:
A complete reissue of a perennial seller--highly revised text with updated and new projects, new photos, and a complete redesign of a new classic on art activities for kids. Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition Art making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence.
The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage creative activities for ages one to eight. From setting up a studio space in your home to finding the best art materials for children, this book gives you all the information you need to get started.
You’ll learn how to:
* Pick the best materials for your child’s age and learn to make your very own
* Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more
* Encourage artful living through everyday activities * Foster a love of creativity in your family