The Artful Parent by Jean Van't Hul

Even if you can’t draw a stick figure, this book will help you introduce young children to an artful life. Van’t Hul explains the concept of “process art” (finding joy in the doing as well as in the product) and gives tips on planning for art projects, making space, gathering materials, and displaying kids’ art. The book’s second half is chock-full of easy but inspiring projects for kids ages 1 to 8 (and up), including art for play dates and parties, art with recycled materials, and quiet time projects. (Roost Books)

About the Author

Sandy Swartzentruber serves as the resource coordinator for Faith Formation Ministries and is a member of Sherman Street CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.