As a single parent I always traveled with a backpack filled with things to entertain my young toddler. It consisted of ziplock bags full of blank paper, stickers, color pencils and a notebook to fill any idle time. In the car, we had a plastic shoebox filled with more of the same to entertain during the long rides home. My daughter never really enjoyed traditional coloring books. She loved blank pages that she could create and color her own designs on.
Although my toddler is now finishing middle school, she is still very much the artist. She now has the ability to create art online with apps like ArtStudio. She can create numerous art pieces with "pencils" and "colors" on her tablet that will never get lost or broken. Although she continues to draw in a sketchbook, she loves creating digital pictures, and storing them in the cloud to be viewed or shared later. She can now create her own characters with her finger or a stylus. Technology has even allowed her to publish her first book online. Technology is truly a work of art.