Engaging in craft projects with the kids is a great way to spend family time together. It provides parents with an outlet to nurture their child’s creativity and encourage them to get more involved with art.
Having a special place designated for crafting will help channel creativity while making a space special and unique just for this purpose. The dining room table may be a great choice for some families. However, this area is most commonly used for eating and doing homework. Therefore, finding another location to heighten the specialness is justified.
Making crafts in the outdoors is a great way to gain inspiration. The patio or deck may provide ideal places for kids and parents to make crafts together. One thing the outdoor studio will need is furniture.
Three things to know before buying patio furniture includes selecting something appropriate for your local weather conditions, choosing the right fabric and purchasing through a quality manufacturer. Since crafting areas tend to get messy, having fabric or materials that are easy to clean is ideal. Also, going through a reputable manufacturer will ensure that you are buying well-made furniture that will last for years to come.
You can also pick up some storage cubbies to keep outdoors that can be used to store all your crafting tools such as paints, glues, and materials. Be sure to keep these storage bins under a canopy or type of overhang protection.
So long as your basement is finished or partially finished, this could be an ideal place to make a crafting studio. Your children can hang their completed projects on the wall thus feeling a sense of accomplishment. Seeing their artwork will also encourage and inspire them to keep getting creative.
The only challenge in this may be lighting. Some basements don’t have windows and therefore use artificial light that can be tricky for seeing true color in paints. Other basements only have small windows that let in little light. Invest in good lighting for an art studio that showcases the colors of the art but that also makes crafting easy on the eyes.
If you get some natural light coming into your basement consider a non-glare light that blends well with daylight. These options can offer good color rendition and most bulbs are long-lasting.
If the garage isn’t being used to store the car or “man stuff” it can make for a great arts and crafts studio. By going to a wholesale fabric outlet you can pick up some inexpensive brightly colored fabrics to hang from the walls to add splashes of color to liven the place up.
You can even put drywall up on one wall so the kids will have a place to hang their creations. Another wall could house a chalkboard where your kids can draft blueprints of their projects before getting started.
Get creative to be creative
Finding the right arts and crafts space for your projects will not only allow for better concentration and focus, it will inspire heightened levels of creativity.
By finding a space and making it unique for the sake of art, your family will have a long tradition of making creative projects with the kids for years to come.
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