It wasn’t long before I found another use for it — art sessions with the grandkids. This newsprint pad is ideal for family fun. I’ve already decided that several grandkids are getting newsprint pads for Christmas this year.
Eight-year-old Madox and I recently sat down at the table for a fun art session. We scribbled, we laughed, we created silly monsters and ghosts — getting ourselves into the spirit of Halloween.
Madox also painted this work of art, all the while explaining to me the concept of negative space as opposed to positive space. It’s good to see that he’s getting an excellent art education in his school classes.
For our Halloween drawing, we used a set of Sharpies. For the tree painting, Madox used a set of washable poster paints. I turned a large canvas panel over to use as a “drawing board” as we sat at the kitchen table.
So, if you have young artists in your family — or if you just want to have a lot of fun practicing different art techniques — why not grab a pad or two of newsprint? You can get pads in many different sizes, and while they might not fit in a Christmas stocking, I’m sure they will delight any artist!