One of the undoubted advantages of quarantine is that parents and children have more time for co-creation. Together, you can sculpt, cut, make appliqués and make felt toys. It is very useful to introduce your child to unusual drawing techniques. They are suitable even for toddlers who are just learning how to use a pencil and a brush. Such techniques develop the imagination, teach the child perseverance and give the opportunity to take pride in his work. In addition, drawing is relaxing and a great stress reliever. And this means that mom will also have a good time.
Technician drawing now there are a great many, and all of them in their own way are unusual and useful for a child. We have selected options that can be mastered with babies from one to three years old. But believe me, they will be interesting for older children.
Passepartout: drawing from doodles
Children's doodles can be turned into a picture with the help of a mat
Passepartout is a piece of cardboard or thick paper with a hole cut in the middle for a frame into which photographs or drawings are etched. In our case, the mat will be the form that will give the child's drawing a certain content.
While your kid is enthusiastically drawing "kalyaki-malyaki", draws lines and curls or carries on the sheet with paints, prepare a template for the mat. The simplest options are to draw a butterfly on thick paper and cut through its wings. You can draw a chamomile and cut out petals, or a little man with cut-through clothing items. If drawing doesn't work out for you, find coloring pages for the little ones on the Internet. There will be a whole assortment of designs suitable for our mat.
When the baby's "picture" is ready, make a "magic transformation". Put your blank on the child's drawing: the butterfly will have multi-colored wings, and the chamomile will have colored petals. Thus, ordinary "kalyaks-malyaks" will become part of a real masterpiece for a little artist.
Stamping: drawing with prints
Children's handprints are the simplest example of stamping
All kids just love stamps and seals. This is real magic - I put the mold on the sheet and got the finished drawing. Fast, easy and simple. You don't have to buy stamps from the store to surprise your little one. For this, vegetables and fruits are perfect.
Curly stamps are best cut from potatoes. Take a potato, wash and cut in half. On a cut with a sharp knife with a short blade, you can cut circles, lines or geometric shapes. You can cut out a mold - for example, an oval with three teeth at the top will look like a tulip, and a circle with two teeth will look like a cat's head. Dip the blank in paint and make a print. It can then be supplemented with an ordinary felt-tip pen: for example, to draw the cat's muzzle.
For stamping different products can be used. Interesting stamps are obtained from half an apple - with their help, you can draw a real apple tree on a large sheet of paper. Half a lemon gives a beautiful impression. And the rest of the Chinese cabbage (with a cut of thick leaves) will be very similar to a flowering rose.
Dotting: draw with cotton swabs
Children are good at point drawing with their fingers.
Point painting is a whole art movement that requires incredible patience. In small children, using this technique, we will develop perseverance and accuracy. To do this, you will need several cotton swabs, paints (it is better to take gouache) and your workpiece. It can be a branchy tree, dandelion stalks or some kind of contour drawing that needs to be "painted over".
Dip a cotton swab in the paint and put a dot on the branch - a leaf or an apple will immediately appear on the tree. Invite your child to "wake up" the tree after winter: let him place as many leaves as possible on the branches. If you have a finished drawing, have your child fill in the contours with dots as tightly as possible. With this technique it is difficult to “get out of the way”, so even for novice artists, the picture will turn out beautiful and neat.
Blobography: blot painting
If you fold a sheet with blots in half, you get an amazing symmetrical image.
Blotography is another popular painting technique, when a picture is created using spots and splashes randomly scattered on paper. Many canvases made in this technique are popular today and cost a lot of money. Our task is not to raise a fashionable "blotographer" out of a child, but to develop the child's imagination and imagination. After all, after drawing with blots, it is very interesting to play “what do you see in the picture”.
The simplest option is to take an old toothbrush, grease it liberally with gouache, place it over a sheet of paper and scrape off the paint from the bristles. It is better to do this away from the walls. Ideally, on a tiled floor or laminate. A whole scattering of beautiful splashes will remain on the paper. If you take blue paper and yellow paint, you can see the starry sky. On dark paper made of white paint, snowfall is good. And if you mix several colors at once on a brush, you will get a wonderful fireworks.
The second option for blotting is working with real blots. Have the child drip paint onto a piece of paper and tilt it in different directions to spread the drop over the surface. You can also use a cocktail straw for these purposes: ask the child to blow through the straw onto the drop. A stream of air from one blob can "blow out" a tree, from several - a whole forest, a fancy flower or a fabulous animal. In order for the blots to spread better on the sheet, it can be slightly moistened beforehand. And after the drawing is dry, you and your child can see what the picture looks like and draw on the missing elements.
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