Monday, 20 September 2010

draw around, around

I was cooking and Nora was bored + hungry + tired. That's when I came up with the idea of drawing around her.


We had a roll of paper (from Ikea, but any roll of paper will do, wrapping paper would have worked fine too) and some crayons, pens and pencils. I instructed her to lay down. She didn't want to (as I said, she was tired and hungry and not really in the mood for anything), but as soon as I explained what we were about to do she was positive. After following her body with a red crayon a first time she was hooked. She wanted me to do it again, and again, and again. I had to continue cooking, though, so I suggested she'd draw around objects. I showed her how to and she begun looking for things to draw around. (Green lines in the picture below.)



  1. That's a pretty good idea! I keep catching my kiddo drawing on walls and floors, maybe a giant piece of paper would keep her occupied for awhile.

  2. Nora draws on the walls and floors too, but, as you say, a roll of paper makes her occupied for quite a while ;)

  3. We also have a giant roll of white paper. Besides drawing snakes to scale, our other favorite use for it is to draw outlines of the kids. Once the outline is done then they color in the outfit they are wearing at the moment. I really should display them on our garage walls, but usually they end up in the garbage because they get played with so much.

  4. Color the outfit - that's a brilliant idea!


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