Every Child is an Artist

filed under: Miscellaneous on June 11, 2010

Did you know that allowing kids to express themselves through painting has a number of benefits?

They can obtain a better grasp of spacial awareness, physical dexterity and limits, and painting can help develop a child's creativity, imagination, cognitive
skills, and problem-solving abilities.


"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."

  ~Pablo Picasso


And sometimes…its just fun.


And have fun we did.

While Audrey was blissfully napping the boys and I had a full on painting session.

What started out as trees and doors and the sun and cars somehow all ended up like this.


After Colton finished this particular work, he held it up and exclaimed,

"Look mom!  I made this for you!"

Be still my heart!  I was so tickled that he wanted to give it to me after he had spent so long perfecting that perfect shade of… green.

As I opened my mouth to gush and say thank you he turned to me and gave me a thoughtful glance.

"No, no mom.  Wait.  I dont want to give it to you.  I want to give it to Daddy instead."

Ah the honesty of youth. 


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  • carma says:

    man,he sure dissed you 😉 I spent most of my childhood drawing and painting. Not much in the mood for it lately, but maybe when I get inspired…

  • jenney says:

    My kids love painting, but we usually water color. Don’t you love when they retract gifts and give them to others? Oh well :o)

  • Rose says:

    kids art + frames = the best artwork for cozy home walls :o)

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    That’s so sweet! I miss seeing those works of art. Even if he *did* give them to Dad. 😉

  • Sid Berger (The Creativity Institute) says:

    I’ve gotten leftover paper billboards from the outdoor media company and thumb-tacked them on the fence outside for the kids to have a new medium of self expression. Paper (not vinyl) billboards come in sections about 4′ x 5′. It gives a child a whole new scale of an art medium for painting, markers, etc.

  • Molly says:

    Ah yes, I have had many a project be committed to me only to have the boys decide…nope, this one is for dad.
    Well done!

  • free voucher codes says:

    The title of this post is really true and I do agree with it.My little niece also likes painting very much.Sometimes painting is fun for her and she enjoy it a lot.

  • Anonymous says:

    awesome pciture u have a real talent for this 🙂