My girls are at an age where I can trust them to write and draw on a paper rather than all over the house and right now it is one of their favorite things. I decided that it was time for me to throw caution to the wind and just let the art supplies be where they can be used. Part of that came from talking to my mom who has been finding all sorts of different art and craft supplies she had for us when we were kids that she was always "saving" for just the right project. Now she is wondering what she ever saved it for-why didn't she just let us use it? That got me thinking. I have tons of stuff in my craft room that I have been stock piling and for what? Why not clear out some of my space and just let my girls have the stuff? Who cares if it all gets used in a few days. I have more and so does the dollar store. Who cares if they right on a paper once and throw it away or glue one thing to it and call it a masterpiece. The fact is that they are exploring and creating and I would much rather have my children be creative than be good at a sport, or dance or even reading. So I created this little art center for them while they were gone one day.