As toddlers, hopefully at some point we were given the opportunity to “play” and explore our art materials freely. To “see what happens” and experiment, make “mistakes,” problem solve and invent new ways of using the tools given to us. This “art making” feeds our curiosity and encourages ingenuity. If we were lucky enough to have this opportunity at a young age, then it would make sense that as adults we would want to recapture that feeling we had as young children.
via Why Make Art?.