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Are you anything like me, and trying to find fun, creative things for your kids to do while it’s cold outside? With Crayolas #ColorfulCreations, it is easy to keep your kids entertained while staying inside. My boys LOVE to be creative! If you give them crayons, kids paint, sidewalk chalk, or markers, they are good to go. They can create for hours. I like creating with them as well!
I headed to my neighborhood Wal-mart to pick up Crayola crayons, washable kids paint (SO glad it’s washable!), sidewalk chalk, and markers. It was so easy to find too. There is an aisle kiosk right outside of the aisle with all the crayons on it.
My kids could hardly wait to start playing once we got home. A few years back I had a big pack of crayons like this and my boys always wanted to use them, but they had their own, and those crayons were Mom’s. So, needless to say, when I got out this big box of crayons for them to use, they were ecstatic. I took some pictures of my boys with a favorite toy, and then I turned them into coloring sheets using some software on my computer, and printed out personalized coloring pages. They were SO excited to color a picture of themselves with their favorite toy.
If you think Sidewalk Chalk is just for outdoors, think again. You could use it on any paper, but I picked up a big piece of black butcher paper, and let them go to town drawing whatever they wanted on it. One of the chalk colors is named “Macaroni and Cheese” and one of my boys insisted on drawing himself a bowl of it. I thought it was adorable. I love that Crayola has these new square sidewalk chalk. They don’t roll away and seem to easier to hold in little hands.
I also let them use the kids paint on the big piece of butcher paper. They had so much fun with it. I’ll admit that I normally don’t let my boys use paint because of the mess, but since this is washable paint, I wasn’t worried.
My boys use markers all the time, but when I let them use these, I decided to make a little game out of it. I had some wrapping paper tubes that I’d saved for them to play with sometime, and I saw this as the perfect opportunity to let them use the tubes. Using Crayola Washable Markers, I let them each decorate their own tube. Once they were decorated, we had marker races. You just put a marker in the tube and see which one gets to the end first. My boys LOVED it! After they put markers in for a while, they moved onto finding other things that would fit in the tubes. They had a lot of fun with it.
My favorite part about all of it is that my boys were entertained for a few hours, and the TV wasn’t even turned on. Ha! So tell me, what kinds of activities do you do with your kids when it’s cold outside?
Oh my goodness, this all just screams FUN! The black butcher paper looks like an amazing idea! And what great photos- is a rainbow of color together not the funnest thing ever to photograph?! I always admire how your boys seem to enjoy each other, Amy. I’ve got to get one of those huge boxes of crayons to see my boys’ faces light up too!
Amy @ The Happy Scraps says
Rainbow of color is SO fun to photograph! I’m sure your boys would love the big box of crayons too. 🙂
Summer Rumsey says
Oh it looks like your boys had so much fun!
Kami @ Sweet Charli... says
I am so with you in the Wintertime with my kids! I am always trying to think of ways to help with their creative minds. What would we do without crayons and paint at our house?!!
Jen Temcio says
WOW!!! I love the ideas that you came up with for a creative time inside! I need to get a roll of that dark paper and some crayola chalk!! @dapperhouse #client
marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings says
oooh I have some wrapping paper tubes laying around #hoarderstruggles but see it was a good thing I didn’t get rid of them!
Brandi J says
First of all, how cute is that last picture!!! Kids are so creative! Give them the tools and they’ll make something awesome. Great work! Brandi from Collective Bias