Kids’ art: our latest excuse to talk about butts and farts

You don’t have to be the Princess of Pretentionland to appreciate the fine arts. But it doesn’t hurt, either.
You don’t have to be the Princess of Pretentionland to appreciate the fine arts. But it doesn’t hurt, either.

Like looking at art, but don’t like feeling pressured to come up with a bunch of insightfully pretentious stuff to say about it?

Just do what the Doctor and the Dad did this week – skip the museum and go check out an art show at your child’s preschool instead!

When your kids work on art projects, they can boost their creativity and develop fine motor skills. And when you view works of art created exclusively by tiny children, you won’t be expected to say one intelligent word about negative space, the avant-garde or “what the artist was trying to say.”

So now that the pressure’s totally off, feel free to wax poetic on a few of our favorite pieces of kids’ art. Or just giggle about the fact that “art” rhymes with “fart.”

That’s probably what all the artists were doing anyway.

Here's a drawing made by our then-two-year-old niece, Emily. When we asked her what it was a picture of, she said “A bottom.” When we asked her whose bottom, she said “My Daddy’s bottom.” So now we all know what her Daddy’s bottom looks like. Also, this photo just became NSFW.
Here’s a drawing made by our then-two-year-old niece, Emily. When we asked her what it was a picture of, she said “A bottom.” When we asked her whose bottom, she said “My Daddy’s bottom.” So now we all know what her Daddy’s bottom looks like. Also, this photo just became NSFW.
Take the child lock off the cupboard with your trash can in it, and all this could be yours!
Take the child lock off the cupboard with your trash can in it, and this “mixed media installation” could be yours!
All joking aside, we kinda’ dig this one.
All joking aside, we kinda’ dig this one. Titles go a long way, kids.
Technically, this sculpture was made by an adult. But since he clearly has the mind of a child, it still qualifies.
Technically, this sculpture was made by an adult. (COUGH-COUGH-ANDY-COUGH!) But since he clearly has the mind of a child, it still qualifies.

Share your favorite stories about kids’ art – or jokes about hilarious bodily functions – in the comments below!


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