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Magic Marker Monday: Art Extravaganza

Over the weekend, I cleaned our art closet and realized we needed to have an art day to deplete our overflowing supplies. On the first day of summer break, we invited neighborhood children to join us in making fun arts and crafts.

With several stations throughout the house, children chose what activities they wanted to participate in and did them as often as they wanted. We had everything from necklace making, paper airplane building, puppet designing and clay molding. 

Although Ben does not love arts and crafts, he definitely loved having children over the house. I helped Ben make a noodle necklace and let him eat it when we were finished.

Bracelet made from buttons.
When the arts and crafts were finished, Star Wars became the game. Ben got right in with the kids. It was fun to see him interact with everyone. One little girl whom we have known since she was two, really took an interest in Ben, asking appropriate questions and trying to help Ben get what she thought he wanted.

The summer is off to a good start!

Paperbag puppet

Clay Peacock

Necklace made from a button.


  1. What a wonderful idea! Congratulations on cleaning out some space and having a great social time. I really like the projects too.

  2. Vanessa, this was just marvelous! Such a fun day and such creativity going on! :) I really should put something like this together -- the kids would have a blast. And what a great way to clear out extra supplies -- Love it!

    ~Michelle @ 5MFSN

  3. It really was a fun. And I am thinking about doing it a few more times throughout the summer and add another one with a music theme.


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