As Immy was drawing with a brand new set of felt tipped pens this week, I was reflecting on her drawing and how much it has changed in such a short time when all of a sudden I realised that whenever we draw it is usually on A4 or smaller paper (I generally buy A4 sized sketch books and she has one on the go at a time). We paint on bigger paper but never seem to draw on it. So the next morning I suggested Immy had a go at drawing on the bigger paper at her easel.
And she loved it. She was singing and chatting away to herself as she made much bigger arm movements and lines which curved across the top and along one side. There was rain and lightening and all sort of wonderful lines and marks being made. I found it fascinating that changing one small thing, like the scale of the paper, could have such a profound effect.
We will definitely be going LARGE again soon 🙂
My favourite post from last week is over here (though I must warn you, I chose it because I am very, very jealous! LOL)
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Now she is working on really, really tiny pieces of paper. No mor missing signs, now she is making me bookmarks for my library books!
Thanks for another great play post
I managed to get some locally on ebay, about 120cm wide and who knows how many metres on a roll, well into the hundreds! They are fantastic for big scale drawing, but we also use them for enormously long mural paintings and craft ideas.
When they are done we often use the painted paper for gift wrapping.
I think you can also get them at big stationery stores, they are great value.
When its on a roll the picture only ends when your child runs out of ideas!
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(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures says
We posted about painting with a 14-month-old.
Jackie H. says
We currently have our easel out doing nothing at the moment but taking up space! Will have to get out some drawing stuff for the kids to have a go at!