When I first saw this on Facebook, my first response was “Wow!”, followed by “I’ve got to try this with my kiddos!”
Well, unlike the talented mom in the post, I am no artist nor illustrator. So what I did was to cut out faces from magazines and got my kids to glue the faces onto a piece of blank drawing paper.
Then, I simply asked them to draw the body. In any way and form that they like.
So, they all got started…
My soon-to-be 3-year-old Little Girl chose this face of Santa Claus and here she was, drawing in the body.
She glued on another face and scribbled in her body too.
When she was done scribbling, I got her to add in the colours. When she got tired of colouring, I took over and here’s our collaboration…
Now, my 8-year-old was more adventurous and excited to draw all kinds of bodies to the faces. In fact, he requested for animal faces. The only ones I could find that day were those of an orang utan and a dog! So, he did some human faces and animal faces.
This was my 8-year-old drawing the body…
He likes to draw but is not very interested in colouring. So, I did the colouring for him and here are our collaborations….
He had such a great time doing this that he exclaimed that it was fun! We also had loads of laughter at what he has drawn.
My 6-year-old chose this face of a rabbit and declared that he wanted to draw a stick-man type of body! I thought he drew pretty well.
He’s more interested in colouring and we sat there colouring together. This is our collaboration…
When he was done with that, he went on to flip through the magazines and cut out this picture of a camera. This was what he came out with on his own…
And he named it “Camera Bird”. We all had a good laugh.
It was such a simple project but the fun and laughter we had that morning was precious! The kids spent almost the entire morning sitting there gluing, drawing, and giggling.
Kids have such a vivid imagination and to quote what the talented mom said in her post:
“… try not to be so rigid. Yes, some things (like my new sketchbook) are sacred, but if you let go of those chains, new and wonderful things can happen…. Instead, just go with it, just ACCEPT it, because usually something even more wonderful will come out of it.”
And a great idea for a wonderful project with your kids!