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Arts and Crafts help to keep kids out of trouble


Arts and Crafts help to keep kids out of trouble 
Arts and crafts are an excellent way to keep young ones occupied and out of trouble during the holidays. It will prevent them from being underfoot as you bustle about preparing that family Christmas dinner that you have been stressing about. You cannot be constantly monitoring them. They are creative enough to find ways to get into trouble. So channel their creativity into something else. But you will need a few things to get them started.

First off is a kids art desk. The Kids Art Table and Chair Set by Little Colorado is made of solid hardwood. This makes it durable and easy to clean at the same time. Your kids can use it for drawing and coloring. You can even use it as a homework table. My Art Desk by Alex features an adjustable surface that can be tilted. The chalkboard surface has recessed cups and a child-friendly paper cutter. It also prevents supplies from rolling off the table. A paper roll holder is located underneath.

Second are childrenís art easels for your budding Picasso. The Magnetic Artist Easel by Alex has a chalkboard on one side and magnetic wipe-off board on the other. Also included are cup holders, paints, and brushes. The bin can hold chalk and other materials. You can collapse it for storage and it includes a couple of easel clips. This Wall Easel is a great space saver. Perfect for small apartments, it has a colorful dot motif and a blue chalkboard center. It is a great addition to your childís room.

So next you have to buy some art supplies. Consider an art center like the Monster Art Center. This is a large aluminum supply case with lots of stuff to keep your kids busy. Itís durable too! It has 132 pieces including 12 watercolor paints, 28 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 26 crayons, 30 fine tip markers, a water bottle, 2 brushes, a sponge, 2 drawing pencils, a pencil sharpener, an eraser and glue. All that in a compact case with sturdy handles. Your kids will be all set! This Art Box has similar components, plus it opens up to reveal an easel.

Consider a paint drying rack. Your living room will thank you for it! You have to teach your kids to be tidy as well as artistic.

And what about storing all your kidsí art stuff? A childrenís art utility cart is just the thing. It has ball-bearing casters and handles on both sides. Made of the finest hardwood and veneer, it is sturdily constructed. Edges are smooth and rounded to avoid injury and all the manufacturing materials are nontoxic. This kids rolling art cart is another great solution to clutter. Just roll it around, store the stuff, and move it aside! There are shelves and compartments for supplies and paper. There is also a bay for storing paper rolls. It is made of very sturdy birch plywood and has heavy-duty casters.

Indeed, while you stimulate their voracious appetite for arts and crafts, you can take the time to think of a different kind of appetite Ė Christmas dinner!