We did this project last year and my kids really liked it, so I decided to try it again since they are getting older and their drawings are becoming more complex. I originally got the idea out of Family Fun magazine and brought the supplies with us on a vacation for the kids to have something to do quietly while the baby napped. All you need is a package of craft sticks, markers and tape.
|Start by lining the sticks up as large as you would like your puzzle |
to be and stick a piece of tape across the entire length.
|Flip it over and start drawing. Mina thought she should draw lines across the sticks.|
She even did the same thing with her second puzzle.
|Maisy drew a lovely Clifford the Big Red Dog.|
|Lou drew a beautiful nature scene.|
|After you're done with your drawing, just take the tape |
off the back side and start playing. I didn't know this
would be such a great counting activity for little Mina (she's 2).
She thought her striped sticks were just great.
This post linked at Art For Little Hands The Sunday Showcase and It's Playtime.