11 Nov

GuideCraft – Art Activity Desk ($260) – CLOSED

As a child, I remember being very creative.  I was “all over” anything to do with crafts.  Although as a teenager I didn’t do very well in art class – because it was all about drawing and I am horrible at drawing!!  Today, as an adult I am not very crafty, but I still do like to try (just the super easy stuff).  I can see DD in me already.  She loves to colour, play with Play-Doh and use paint.  She loves all things crafty, and I love to encourage that!  Thanks to GuideCraft, DD has an Art Activity Desk to put all her supplies in one spot.

When the activity desk arrived, I knew that it was probably beyond my abilities to put it all together, so I had to wait for my husband.   It took him 45 minutes to an hour to get the whole thing in place.  Each item is listed and the instructions are pretty detailed, but there are a lot of parts, so it did take some time.  DD was also eager to help, so that may have added to the time it took to put the Art Desk together.

The Art Activity Desk came complete with a little stool and a huge spool of paper that fits perfectly into a little wooden slot making it easy to continually have paper to draw on.  This is probably my favourite part of the Craft Station (besides keeping everything neat and tidy).  When it comes to organization this thing rocks.  Along with the shelfs on the side, the white board folds down to reveal a chalkboard and inside there is a complete storage area that is always hidden (perfect – this means things don’t have to always be perfectly in place).   There are also 2 little round circles to place cups in, making it easy to grab crayons and colour pencils – I wish that the cups were included, but we had to find our own plastic cups.

DD spends a lot of time drawing on the “easel” part, and I spend a lot of time with her there.  If you are a regular reader, you know that DD is a super busy girl and I don’t get to spend much cuddle time.   Drawing in one of the only times that I get to spend some quite quality time with her sitting on my lap and I love it!  I try to teach her the alphabet, her name and numbers, and she draws circles – it’s beautiful.  By the time we are finished, the sheet is a complete disaster, but we just pull it down a little more and there is a fresh bit of paper waiting.  I try to keep the paper together in one sheet for as long as I can and then flip it over to use the other side too.  I’m not sure where I am going to be able to buy a spool of paper like that when it’s gone, so I try to use ever piece possible.  DD seems to really like the colour white, so we should be ok for a while.

I am so happy to have this area for DD to get creative in!  All her materials are in one spot and it makes cleanup time really easy.  It’s a little big for the dinning room, but having all her materials spread across the kitchen took up a lot of room too, so this is an improvement.

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918 thoughts on “GuideCraft – Art Activity Desk ($260) – CLOSED

  1. I would love to have the Kitchen Helper.. my little nieces come over and we always have to pull up a chair.. and sometimes it just isn’t safe. Same with when the daycare kiddos help me in the kitchen.. I have even sat them on the counter.. then you accomplish nothing because you have to stand right there to keep them safe.. The Kitchen Helper would be Ideal!!!

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  3. I love the Detroit Red Wings Toy Box, we are huge fans and this would be a welcomed addition to my little one’s bedroom! Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

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  4. I love Guide Craft’s 4 in 1 Dramatic Play Theater. Oh, if I had had this as a kid!

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

  5. I really like the Doll Buggy- Natural and Hide ‘n Seek Shape Sorter (okay and a lot of the manipulatives! saving this site, thanks!)

  6. I really like the Classic White Storage Bench with Baskets. You could use it for storage and a place to sit and read. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I love the puppet theatre. My 4 year old loves to put on puppet shows and my 1 year old giggles when she watches them

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  10. Besides this awesome Art Activity Desk, another product we like is the Pirate Collection Table & Chairs set. Thank you for the great give-away.

  11. The products are all so beautiful an well made. My favorite are the
    dramatic play ones, especially the puppet theater.

    Thanks
    Caterina

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