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Summer Art for Tweens


Summer is a great time for enrichment activities. Free from the daily grind of classes and homework, your child can explore his or her creative side.

Shop for art supplies on sale at local craft stores, or find wholesale arts and crafts supplies online at DollarDaysicon. Many moms have a craft box (or craft closet) full of supplies to keep their kids occupied during school vacations and on rainy weekends.

While some parents splurge on summer art classes and camps, activity books can inspire at a much lower price tag. LittleMissMatched’s The Artist in Me! costs under $12 at Amazon.

This activity kit is small enough to fit in a suitcase for fun on a summer vacation. It contains a book and a set of artist tools: 3 drawing pencils, an artist’s sketchbook, a set of vine charcoal, oil pastels, sanding pad, blending sticks, color wheel, kneaded eraser and assorted charcoal paper. The book inspires young artists with dozens of drawing tutorials and tips.

If your child is interested in drawing, this kit will occupy them for many hours. Other affordable art kits for tween and teens include the Discover Chinese Brush Painting Kit: A Deluxe Art Set for Aspiring Artists (Discover Series) and the Watercolor Kit (Walter Foster Painting Kits).

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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