May 8, 2009

Eco-Friendly Art Idea for Toddlers: Dry Erase Boards

Olivia is obsessed with coloring, or as she calls it, "colors." We bought her a giant pad of recycled paper and she blew right through it, a miniature Picasso with Edward Scissorhand's speed behind her scribbles. Although I have been using some of her creations as gift wrapping paper, I still wince to think we are plowing through so much paper. So, our new medium, which is keeping her just as happy, is an easel equipped with a dry erase board, and the use of dry erase markers. If you're not in the market for an easel, than any dry erase board will do.

Now we can save on paper use, for the times when Olivia just wants to doodle and scribble and practice writing letters and numbers without necessarily making keepsake art.


Tiffany said...

This is a great idea - my daughter goes through paper so quickly! You might want to check out AusPen whiteboard markers as they are recyclable and non-toxic so they smell is a lot better than the normal stinky dry erase markers. They are also refillable!

Asianmommy said...

What a cute idea! Much cleaner than our chalkboard, too.