This activity came about after my girls thought it would be a good idea to roll the new roll of paper across the lounge room and dance all over it. The paper ended up crinkled and ripped in places and wouldn’t fit on the easel (it was bought especially as it fits the easel…) So we had to come up with something to do with all this paper.
Olivia is very much into tracing her hands so we thought we would do this on a much larger scale.
What you need:
Large piece of paper (or two stuck together)
Put the paper on the ground and ask your subject to lay down.
Once they are in position trace around them. Once you have traced around them cut out the body shape.
Now decorate it!
Today we used textas only but you can decorate them with all sorts of materials e.g. paint, collage materials, magazine cut outs – to make funny faces or material scraps.
My girls lay flat but you can lay in any position and have some fun with the shapes. Once these were done my girls hung them on their bed room doors.