Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Mommy and Me Day Making Art from the Heart

Last weekend we were invited to a birthday party at a pottery painting studio. The theme was princess and there was so much creativity going into it. What I loved is the idea of having it revolve around an art activity! All of the girls were dressed as different princesses from Ariel to Cinderella and even a full Bridal costume. Each girl painted a piece of pottery and had to leave it there to pick up the next week.

Well today we decided to take some "Mommy and Me" time to pick up her princess box from the "Art from the Heart Cafe" and while we were there we painted some pieces. Pottery Painting shops provide a fun and creative afternoon of fun for Mommy and Me Days. Kids can pick out the piece of pottery they want to paint and the colors and go to town creating their very own masterpiece. Its a great way to be creative and see what your kids are inclined to pick for a pottery piece or what colors they are drawn to use. Not only does it help encourage a child's creativity, but its also a way to get your toddlers working with their hands! (A great way to help fine tune those writing skills.)

With the holidays approaching its a great way to get your kids involved in giving at Christmas. They can make unique holiday gifts for grandparents and relatives by putting their hand prints on plates or painting a coffee mug for their grandma. They will be so proud to give them as gifts because they were made "from the heart".

Our local shop "Art from the Heart Cafe" even has their own Mommy and Me Night on Friday nights where moms who bring their daughters get a discount! This doesn't have to be a Mommy and Me event just for Moms with Toddlers, its a fun thing to do with "grown-up" moms and daughters too!

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