Arts and crafts is one thing that I have always tried to make available to my daughter. From real young she has always expressed a passion for art, so there’s never been a time where there weren’t crayons, paints, glitter, glue, stickers, papers, and anything else art related strewn about our home. I can’t help, but want to pull my hair out if I step on another broken crayon, but I know the messes are in the name of creative expression, so this mommy will continue to pick them up out of love. 🙂
For the past week, our local park has been under renovation. I believe that outside play is so important, so every day after school, we always head straight to the park. With it being closed, I wanted to think of a fun activity we could do outside, with the hopes of getting some fresh air, and have a little fun. With the recent purchase of some new acrylic paints, fancy paint brushes, and special colored pencils, I figured this time was as good as any to bring those out, and put them to use. With the excitement of doing art in a new location, we brought art outside.
If you’d like to take art outside as well, here is some info on the art products we used:
Santa Fe Brush Set – We loved using these professional, long, wooden handle paint brushes. They are high quality, synthetic hair (no animal hair is used) brush tips, that can be used in a variety of art projects, such as acrylic, watercolor, oil, ink, or face paint. It comes with 15 brushes, that are all different, ranging from small, pointy, slanted, fanned, and large. These brushes made painting so easy, with really great strokes. It comes with a case that has a pop-up stand, which is really cool.
Ariana’s Art 48 Artist Quality Colored Pencils Set – This colored pencil set is simply fabulous! They have such an array of colors, with bright, vivid colors, that has a smooth color saturation. The colors come out beautifully on the paper, and are so easy to use. The soft core makes these easy to blend with, which really makes these stand out. My daughter really put these to the test, and they held up perfectly. None of the pencil points broke, and they fit nicely in both my hand, as well as hers. It comes with a a canvas case, which is helpful in keeping your pencils together and organized. These will be getting plenty of use!
Color Gallery Acrylic Paint Set – This great paint set comes with 12 vibrant colors, that are of amazing quality. They have the classic buttery texture, strong tints, and a lovely finish. The colors look stunning on the paper. It was easy to mix the colors to make your desired color, and easy to clean up afterwards. This is the perfect acrylic set for us!
Here’s a quick video of us Taking Art Outside:
Take some time for yourself, or for your lil’ one, and do some art outside. It is so relaxing, and all your problems drift away. You’ll be happy you did!
Do you ever take art outside?