DIY ARt Party!
•Canvases --whatever shape/size you want--they have multi packs at a good price--sometimes they have a couple of crappy ones in there so choose your pack wisely and buy extra in case some of them suck
brushes (multi packs are über inexpensive)
Big tube of White
•Table covers (sheet, roll of paper, newspapers, drop clothe--whatever works)
•Mason jars or lg solo cups for water to clean brushes while painting (one for each artist). Ask guests not to soak brushes in water as it ruins them.
•Paper plates or bowls to put paint in (3 for each artist)
•Paper towels or napkins to clean brushes between colors (several for each artist)
•Crayon, marker, pencil or vine charcoal (available at Michaels in drawing section) to sketch a drawing before beginning the painting
•Sharpies to sign paintings (optional-only sign on completely dry paint or Sharpies get ruined in an instant)
•Bar of ivory soap to clean brushes
•Easels are not necessary--kids are used to making art (and often prefer it) flat on the table
The Rules (enforced with love):
1. Don't speak (and try not to think) negatively about your work, it kills the creative process
2. Don't compare your work to others or judge others--everyone's work is unique--it's ok to share ideas but do your own thing.
3. Have fun:)
Kids don't need much direction to make art--their beautiful brains are brimming with imagination. The less structure they have, the better (in my opinion).