I admit it. I do too many crafts, and not enough free art. For a combination of reasons- I'm ridiculously short on time for art, I don't have the set up for it (I have no easels in the room, no space where free painting can occur), I have 18 kids at a time, and I am admittedly obsessive compulsive- the mess makes me nuts. This year I am determined to do more free art things related to my themes, than crafty cookie cutter art projects. For example, more, "We're going to explore marble painting," and less, "Today we're going to make a turkey- cut this, glue here, color." How can I do this in a short time and small space, without going nuts??