Magic Marker Monday — Out of the Blue… — 5 Minutes for Special Needs

Magic Marker Monday — Out of the Blue…

by Michelle



It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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It’s not often that my 6-year-old wants to sit down and draw a picture with crayons.

In fact, I had recently bought some Crayola Slick Stix (see video below) to entice him into some coloring activities:



So it was a lovely surprise when he decided to color all on his own the other day. And even more of a surprise when he delightedly showed off his creation to me.

A tree with an abstract little blue bird.

And a new found interest in coloring… out of the blue.


Disclosure: No incentive or product was provided by Crayola for this post. Crayola Slick Stix are a fun and imaginative product that I purchased on my own and chose to share with you because of a personal positive experience with them.




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Michelle is a stay-at-home mom, wife to her wonderful husband, and mother of their two adorable and much-loved children. Through her blog, In The Life of a Child, Michelle has grown a passion for supporting families who are parenting children through extreme medical challenges. Her oldest child was born with a rare birth defect known as a lymphatic malformation and was also diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome. Michelle and her husband share a common goal as parents: To treasure every moment and raise their children to be extraordinary individuals.

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1 Michelle April 30, 2012 at 12:48 am

Can’t wait to see the creativity for this week!

~Michelle @ 5MFSN

2 Debbye April 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Love those slick sticks! Sorry, no photo, but my artist LOVED painting on our sliding glass doors with home-made window paint. One part regular tempura paint and one part dishwasher soap. He loved it and painted his first piece of art that he ever named. A lovely “monkey” now graces our slider. :)

3 SoCoMom 4James May 4, 2012 at 1:15 am

Very nice! We have a tree to share this week as well.

4 Michelle May 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Wonderful creativity this week!

~Michelle @ 5MFSN ;)

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