Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. You buy the hottest new toy, but your child is fascinated with the box for weeks. Well, Jonathan here is perfectly content with this giant floor pad from Crayola. Hours of drawing pleasure for only $6.99.
We remember hearing about a little girl named Marla Olmstead a couple of years ago whose paintings were selling for thousands of dollars. Apparently, her mom would spread paper out all over the kitchen floor and let her paint. You never know what your little one will come up with when you give them a little space to create.
You can also start at the Crayola.com site . You'll find over 1,000 print and color pages, activities, and craft ideas. There's also a card creater, digi-color that allows you to "color" online, as well as a Custom Certificate Maker. Don't forget to check out the section for Parents which has birthday and travel ideas, and tips on raising creative kids.