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    HOME SCHOOL ART PROJECT - Body Tracing

    HOME SCHOOL ART PROJECT - Body Tracing

    Following on from last week’s home-school art project, the theme was big. This week is a self-portrait, a super cool body tracing exercise.  This project will give you and your kids lots of giggles!! Any age can join in, my eldest son Ethan is eight, he really enjoyed it and thought the outcome was so realistic. The drawing I did around him gave an accurate scale of his body. Jake is almost five and thought it was hilarious and thought he'd even make up a little dance to get in the creative mode!

    Jake Whalley Starting one of his Mum's Art Projcets Dawn Crothers

    (Jake Whalley having a little dance on his make shift canvas!)

     I think the appeal falls into three categories: scale, personal attention and filling in the blanks. The scale is BIG, and that’s fun for little kids. This body tracing therapy activity provides positive reinforcement and gives us parents a chance to encourage them to see themselves in an awesome way.

    Jake Whalley Kids Home School Art Project

    To get started you will need paper, I used an old roll of wallpaper I already had at home but anything similar would do. Once you have a roll of paper just tape it to the floor and trace around their body. Its now up to them to create their self-portrait. We used felt tips and watercolour paint, but any art materials would do. When we were finished I hung them proudly on their bedroom doors.


    Jake with his wonderful creation!

    Ethan Whalley getting creative!

    A great place to display your finished portrait creations

    Ethan eyeing up his artwork

    Why not give this little project a go and feel free to send me some of your finished creations! Feel free to photograph and upload your amazing artwork to your social media stories and tag me in them so I can see them...I'm so excited to see how you all get on!!

    HOME SCHOOL ART MINDFULNESS

    HOME SCHOOL ART MINDFULNESS
    Are you unexpectedly home-schooling? Me too… I have two boys one in year 1 and another in year 4 and I am not finding it easy. My home is a crazy place right now with trying to work and home school.  I found that when life gets crazy or going well, I take a few snapshots of my day, you know the space in between things.

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