Light Up My World

Welcome to the Homeschool Mom’s Craft Table. Enjoy a quick foray into the world of art; join us as we delve into projects, offer helpful tips, explore new tools, and encourage all things creative. Come along and share a world of fun!

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Craft-Table_LogoI am surrounded by a world of creativity. My husband is a professional illustrator and my children are aspiring artists. There are a multitude of mediums available for our kiddos to use and many tools at their disposal. One tool we use on a regular basis is our light board!

The first time our children used a light board was at a local museum. Their children’s area had an entire section dedicated to art and helping children to understand the concept of using a light board. Our children were so fascinated by this concept we spent a great deal of time in this room alone and found it a challenge to lure them into exploring other areas.

Thankfully, we were able to find a small light board at our local craft shop. My husband gave the kiddos a quick lecture and off they went! Getty Light Board

Our children use their light board for calligraphy and drawing. They make an initial outline and then use their light board to clean up their work and refine their projects. I’ve used the light board myself!

Having a light board was a small investment financially, but a large investment educationally.

Time to Chime In: Do you allow your children to trace? Share your thoughts with us!

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2 thoughts on “Light Up My World

  1. We don’t have a light board, but I am a graphic designer, and in art classes, tracing was always reported (at beginner levels), to be quite valuable in training hand to eye coordination! As long as they progress past it at some point I would totally encourage it for inspiring artists! Plus they’re just plain neat 😀

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