When your child is around 12 months old, he will try to imitate scribbling, so you can provide him with paper and crayons (there are several kinds of crayons specifically designed for toddlers and babies) and let him practice his doodling.
If you have older children you can be all together, in the kitchen or on the living room´s table.
It is better for your walls and the siblings’ pictures to let the baby be an artist in her high chair, at least, in the first times.
In these holidays days, you can encourage your children to draw their own letter for Santa Claus or the Three Wise Men or to prepare greeting cards for family and friends.
It will be a fun afternoon!!