So I decided when we returned home that we would have a little corner of our own and got to work creating a space that is open to the kids. As long as they clean up their mess when finished they are free to use whatever, whenever, if it's on/in this desk.
Amy got her paint on.
Joe and Amy worked with markers and stickers.
While Becca said the desk is too small for her she loves the ease of grabbing an art medium and running to her room to create.
I look forward to switching up the crafts on the table. Letting the kids explore with clay, watercolors, pencils, beads, and more. Watching the budding artists emerge.