Sunday, February 21, 2010

Getting Creative with Kids: Hand Drawn Coloring Pages

While I was off having a wonderful lunch this afternoon with a good friend and trolling the Goodwill for some colorful knits to cut apart, Mr. Skooks was doing a little artist's give and take with Little Miss.  As in, he would give her a picture he drew and she would take it and color it.

I think

she might

be going through

some kind of a red phase.


Do your kids prefer your drawings to coloring books?  Little Miss gets a real charge out of dictating what should be drawn and then pouncing on it immediately so she can color it all in.  She's always saying, "Next, draw [this].  Now you can draw [that]."  

It's not always easy.  Sometimes she asks for stuff that's not really in a part of my "draw it on demand" repertoire.  One time she asked me to draw a gazelle.  Yes, a gazelle.

Here's me: "A gazelle?  Are you sure you don't just want Mommy to draw some more hearts and flowers?"

Cuz that's my "level."


chris February 21, 2010 at 5:37 PM  

I've used this method for keeping my kids quiet in church. I love the red (my favorite color!) Fun to see how you implement this!

Skooks February 21, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

It's fun. She has coloring books, but seems to highly favor coloring in Mom and Dad's drawings over using them. :)

Claudya Martinez February 22, 2010 at 6:36 PM  

I love the drawings and the color!

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