Combining reality and fantasy is challenging but fun. I’ve always been fascinated by the way nature quickly and quietly takes over abandoned buildings enhancing their beauty and interest. Here I’ve used one of my beautiful daughters as the subject.
Hands may look boring but just look what you can make with them!
With a little practice, young children given a chunky pencil, felt tip or crayon can draw around their hand. They will find it even easier to draw round yours.
The outlines can then be coloured or patterned and cut out to,make collages or funny people, creatures, trees or flowers. There’s no end to the creativity.
Older children can be challenged to find a different way to texture each of the fingers.
Progress from drawing round a normal hand-spread to moving some of the fingers to suggest dogs, rabbits etc. Just like when you use your hands to make shadows on the wall.
This is a fun family activity which can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities.
It improves hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills and creative thinking.
Young children are naturally creative and love drawing and painting and making things.
They will enjoy the activity shown in the video above and learn some new shape and size vocabulary at the same time.,
Recognising shapes within objects improves observational skills and is a good grounding for drawing and sketching.
Although designed for preschool aged children this activity can be adapted to suit any age depending on the chosen object.
What are you doing today? Maybe you can write a little story like Maisie? You can use drawings to tell your story or ask a grown up to write it down for you.
Georgie, TuTu and Alfie show their percussion instruments and present a new challenge.
Hands-on Activities designed to encourage children to be resourceful and to think creatively.
We advise adult supervision and guidance.