Somehow, and I'm sorry but I have swiss cheese for memory, I came across this awesome opportunity for the kids! My children LOVE art. If we did nothing but art and/or crafts 24/7 they would live blissfully for the full duration of their lives. I've often joked that I should develop a homeschooling curriculum in which one could teach reading/math, physics, chemistry.....everything through high school based on arts and crafts!
This artists trading card swap is just the thing for little ones who enjoy art. If you click on the link up there, you can read the post about registering and specifics. Basically, your child/ren (ages 4 and up) compose a piece of art, using any medium, on a 2.5 x 3.5 piece of watercolor paper. (I bought a pack of 5x7 watercolor sheets and will cut them in half both ways-simple!) Can be collage, markers, paint, pencil- sky's the limit!
Your little one(s) will be grouped with five others, whose information you will receive, and you will mail them your cards on April 18th. Next all you do is let your artists wait by the mailbox to receive their five masterpieces!
I hope you will consider giving it a shot! If you do, let me know! I'd love to hear how it went and see some pics of your Monet's handiwork!