SMMART ART: MAKE SIMPLE FABULOUS!
I was thinking of some ways to make simple crayon/marker drawings a more special and exciting experience for children. My 4 year old enjoys drawing...but what could be better than giving her a clean sheet of paper and a few crayons?
-Cut up an unused cardboard box (or cereal box) and let your child draw on a large portion from the box
-Let your child draw on an empty paper towel or toilet paper roll
-Give your child a paper plate to draw on
-Let your child use a marker to draw on a scrap piece of cloth
-Use a marker to draw on a paper towel (observe how the towel absorbs the marker and may "bleed" a bit)
-Let your child use a pen or marker to embellish the pictures of an old calendar or pictures from a magazine
-Draw on popsicle sticks or real wooden sticks
-Dare to let your child use permanent marker to decorate old plastic Easter eggs, recycled peanut butter jars (and other recyclables before they hit the recycle bin)
-Color the envelopes from your junk mail
-Use markers to decorate a rock
Just some thoughts...any more ideas to make a simple crayon drawing a more spectacular experience?