Tag Archives: children’s art

Tracing is so much more than just tracing

My son loves tracing pictures.  He will often stick a colouring page up on one of the sliding doors, stick a piece of paper over and trace the picture.  Now I know tracing is NOT the same as drawing, it … Continue reading

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Why I prefer printing colouring pages to colouring books

When we first had kids I fell into that mindset of buying colouring books and they were never used and then I would see another one in the store and think “Wow this is the one!” and buy that and … Continue reading

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Chalk Pastel Autumn Leaves

A while ago my daughter was given some chalk pastel pencils.  I immediately loved them but my daughter initially struggled a bit as they smudge and she has a tendency to drag her hands over her pictures while she is … Continue reading

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Fun Skeletons

The kids don’t know much about The Day of the Dead but they did have a childhood storybook which they loved –Funnybones: A Bone Rattling Collection – and ever since then whenever they have seen Day of the Dead colouring … Continue reading

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Birthday Colouring Cards

It is that time of the year again where a number of our family members have birthdays coming up which means cards.  My son recently decided that he likes drawing so he has been creating some rather interesting cards himself … Continue reading

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Tin foil Viking Longship Art

The kids have been so deep in Viking literature that it is not  surprising that it has spilled over into other areas as well.  They wanted to make another Viking Longship picture but they also wanted to make more of … Continue reading

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More dimensional / black glue pictures

Over the years I have noticed the kids and I seem to find arty activities that we enjoy and then we tend to do various versions of them on repeat.  When the kids were younger it was often collages – … Continue reading

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