Drawing is a popular activity in our home. To mix it up when it comes to drawing, we employ a couple of strategies. We explore and enjoy “new” (to us) drawing materials such as water colour crayons. We vary the canvases we create on, for example, sometimes we add drawings to photos, other times we create drawing prompts on the blackboard , or create hand stitched drawing creations. We draw with all sorts of materials too , a favourite at the moment is creating glue, sand and glitter drawings.
My children really enjoyed this and have started collecting some pictures from magazines to do this again. You know you’re on a winning idea when there are lots of requests to do it again.
The pictures proved to be a fantastic way to inspire creative thinking and imaginative responses.
Miss 8 decided to call her artwork featured below, “Did You See That?”. The minute she saw the magazine picture she knew she wanted to draw a fairy scene in response to the look of shock.
Master Six came up with a fun and creative response too. His art is titled: “Puffy Pants”. He explained how he came up with his idea. He said that while the woman in the picture had her eyes shut her friends surprised her and sewed her puffy pants and added pom poms to her shoes!
It was fun to hear my children’s thoughts as they selected their magazine pictures. They were drawn to certain pictures and immediately had an idea of what they were going to draw to complete the picture. We have a stash of magazines waiting to be recycled and this will certainly be one ways we are going to enjoy using them.