“A place for everything and everything in its place.” If you have a young artist in your home, this little aphorism might make you cringe. Do you have a crayon in every corner? Pretty splashes of paint on the carpet? Do you feel like you’re living inside a Jackson Pollock painting? I do. Don’t get me wrong, I love kids’ artistic impulses – the fearlessness, the constant supply of inspiration – I just want to contain it a little. This Guidecraft art center is the ticket.
This art center has Guidecraft’s tough-as-nails construction (that won’t get beat up by artistic passion), a big working surface, and storage for everything from little pastels to big brushes. Plus it sports a super-convenient paper roll! What I love most is that it gives our little Frida Kahlo a place to work with everything she needs right at her fingertips. Did I mention this also comes with TWO chairs so mommy can play, too? I plan to stock it with my little one’s favorite mediums (currently markers and tape. She REALLY loves tape … ) and give it to her for Christmas. It’s probably one of the best gifts I can think to give her … and myself!
- Rebecca Hansen, guest blogger and lifestyle writer.