#MIKidsCan Monday: 5 Easy Ways to Get Your Child Into Art
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- Take them to museums- different hands-on and informal museums allow kids to interpret and make art as they please. If your kids are of age, taking them to nicer museums like the DIA or Cranbrook forces them to behave and appreciate valuable works of art too.
- Make art together- find a picture you and your child like and try to re-create it on canvas or paper with paint, crayon or another colorful medium. Your different interpretations may expand their mind or make you both laugh!
- Incorporate a musical or artistic activity into their lives just as you would physical activity- most parents recognize the importance of offering their kids ways to stay physically active, but why not offer artistic options too? Let your kids try an instrument or take a painting, drawing or photography class. If nothing else, these offerings can turn into hobbies to carry them through life.
- Visit recycled material centers- many places like Arts and Scraps and The Scrap Box offer creative recycling options. From pickle jars and old keys to fabric and foil scraps, there are many unique materials to help your little one get into art.
- Check out outdoor works- exhibits like ArtPrize, Inside|Out, The Heidelberg Project and others are fun, colorful places kids will enjoy. The pieces there are often seasonal, and a great way to explore different cities. Kids love interacting with these exhibits, while being active at the same time.