My first station idea to share is a basic one. Who has time for in depth stuff all the time, sometimes just a quick go to something is what we need.
At the end of the back to school sales I found some water color sets on clearance for .25. I grabbed those up. For us, it is best to have 1 set per kid (ours are labeled, you are only allowed to use yours), no one wants to share with Zach, all his colos are mixed. I also, like many of you probably, have an over abundance of coloring books (if you don't, the dollar store has tons of them for only $1). I tear out a bunch of pages, some girly some not. I make sure to have at least 2 per kid per station time. Erica (7) takes longer, she takes her time and hers look beautiful. Shane (6) just likes to do as many as he can :) There is also a great website I use often for coloring pages. http://coloring.ws/ One of my favs, it has a little bit of everything. Painting is one of their favorite activities, probably because we don't do it often :)
I plan to include pictures for most of my station times but I haven't figured that out just yet, nor do I have pictures yet, nor do I want to wake up any kids to demonstrate. Hopefully within the next few posts I will be able to include some pictures. I think you can figure this one out without them though :)