Being stuck indoors this summer due to the heat wave has pressured us to be creative. We love art projects in our household so when the going got tough we broke out the Magic Markers. Our canvas is packing paper. We have a box of packing paper left over from our last move and it’s fantastic. It’s oversized for the large-scale art project, and it’s inexpensive. You can pick it up at professional moving companies either in a box or by the roll.
Step 1: Draw an outline of your child. As they get older and wiggle less you can have fun with letting them position themselves jumping or such.
Step 2: Let your child dictate who gets to draw the most important parts, i.e. the shoes, face, hair, shirt, pants, hands.
Step 3: Gently ask questions to see where it leads the child’s imagination. What are you wearing on your feet? What color hair do you have? What color are your eyes? Do you have a happy or sad mouth?
Step 4: Let your child take over. My daughter surprised me by drawing skeletal parts and her interpretation of internal organs. Interesting stuff that I never would have known was floating around inside that little head.
– That’s IT Mommy friends, Jill & Charlotte