While I am a very crafty mum, art hasn’t been a big deal in my house because I’m a stickler for a clean home. On the rare occasion that we would dabble with paints, it would be on a rubber sheet so that the mess would be strictly contained to one obscure corner of the house. The constant worry of paint, crayons marks on the walls was enough to give me ulcers and a compelling enough reason to make me lock away the paints!
Bath time was a different story. We dabbled with colours in the bath and painted the walls with washable colours. Waterplay was more than welcome because clean up was easy peasy.