Little Jo loves to draw me pictures for my office.Â Little Jo loves to draw me LOTS of pictures for my office.Â I could make my own wallpaper out of her artwork if I wanted to do so.Â I needed a solution for her to express her creativity while still having space on my work walls for other things, or heaven forbid, just bare wall space.Â A combination of ideas accumulated into this end solution.Â I will spare you the odd workings of my mind that had me arriving at this point, but what I ended up with is a re-usable and creative drawing surface that she really loves!
First, you will need to get a 12×12 scrapbook paper frame. (Make sure it has real glass in it, and not plastic.)Â While you are looking around, pick out some interesting paper to put in the frame.Â It could be a plain design or more of a landscape, it is completely up to you.Â This time, I chose a background page that had a horse grazing in the field.Â It looks pretty on its own and Little Jo liked the horse since we own horses.
This is the hard step here — put the paper into the frame.
Then pull out some dry erase markers.Â You can now buy these in an array of colors but poor, Little Jo had to make do with what we had on hand: blue, brown, red and black.Â Yeah, I know, not a lot of options, but she didn’t seem to mind.
Now let your kid use the markers to draw a picture directly on the glass. Since I chose a horse background, Little Jo drew a barn, a sun, a bird and a sheep. I will let you decide which one is which in the picture below.
Because we used dry erase markers, she can wipe the glass clean and start over as many times as she wants. And she loved the idea of changing out the background paper for the season or the holiday, too.Â She did make me promise I would procure some better dry erase markers, though.Â Now, I have one piece of changing art work to hang in my office.Â
We thought it might be fun to do this with Colorforms as well. I’ll need to get a set and try them out!