My daughter's have both loved crafts and drawing since they were really little. I started with the finger paints, or made edible playdough. They really enjoy being creative, and it fills time on bad weather days. We also play with homemade instruments, like banging on pots with wooden spoons, or making shakers with sealed plastic containers and rice. Also, call me crazy, but I started letting them help me bake by about a year and a half. My oldest daughter adds ingredients, and my little one stirs. Or, if we make cookies they like to press the cookie cutters or add sprinkles.
at 2:13 PM on Oct. 29, 2009