Art is expensive. Paintings can go for millions upon millions of dollars. Art museums charge high fees to view their galleries.
But that is not what I am talking about.
I am talking (or writing) about the cost of art at home.
My kids love making art projects. I have learned that nearly everything can be re-used in a kid's art project an experiment- side note- save toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, and egg cartons--- add a little paint and you have hours of fun.
Its great to see them being creative and learning what happens when all of the colors are mashed together-- but it can get expensive!
Construction paper, butcher's paper, paints (several kinds), pastels, glue, glitter, sequins, yarn, clay, etc all add up. fast.
I guess I have decided it is worth it. Realistically, spending $4.99 on yet another stack of construction paper is a better use of that money than a lot of things, and hopefully some great memories will be made. And that is priceless.