Saturday Thinkibility Inspiration – Children's Drawings

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Children’s drawings provides a window into their  imagination (and to their overall cognitive and social development). They create weird, strange, colourful and beautiful creatures never seen before.Many of these creations end up on the walls, fridges and  work spaces. Children’s drawing makes “the world appear brighter and sunnier” says toymaker Mariken Tetteroo from Tootoys. Mariken uses children’s drawings both as inspiration and she also transforms drawings into unique toys. Having a special toy made may seem like an expensive treat but I always believed that one great toy is much better than ten. . .

Below is a selection of other ways of using and admiring children’s drawings. I hope they will inspire you to think of ways of using your child’s creations. Maybe  a sewing pattern  to make a cross-stitch  pillow. Or print the drawing out and  make a sewing card. Use a drawing to make a robot or a giant colouring in sheet.

Let’s start with some inspiration from a poem.

What’s the good of a wagon
without any dragon
to pull you for mile after mile?
An elegant lean one
a gold-tinted green one
wearing a dragonly smile.
You’ll sweep down the valleys
you’ll sail up the hills
your dragon will shine in the sun
and as you rush by
the people will cry
“I wish that my wagon had one!”

by Karla Kuskin (1932-2009)

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795 and Counting

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The Handmade Home

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Crayon Creatures

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From Unschoolingans

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From Polka Dot Daze

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Hello Lucky

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Fred Giovannitti

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Crayon Creatures

Photo: at the top Tootoys.

4 Replies to “Saturday Thinkibility Inspiration – Children's Drawings”

  1. When I was babysitting a friend’s kid who belonged in a music band with my boyfriend at the time, I enjoyed hanging out with her kid so much. The two of us one day decided to make a blog for her artwork. The kid was quite an accomplished artist, because she spent nearly every day making art.
    My kid friend specified how the blog should look, what it should include,etc. When she was enacting a play with her toy stuff animals, I suggested that she tell the story again so I could type it and put it on the blog. We had lots of fun adding various stories to the blog about her life when she would visit me.
    I don’t get to visit with her anymore, but the blog is still there as an example of what can happen from the art that would usually rot while it was stuck on the fridge for awhile.
    http://www.tatersbook.blogspot.com/

    Like

  2. When I was babysitting a friend’s kid who belonged in a music band with my boyfriend at the time, I enjoyed hanging out with her kid so much. The two of us one day decided to make a blog for her artwork. The kid was quite an accomplished artist, because she spent nearly every day making art.
    My kid friend specified how the blog should look, what it should include,etc. When she was enacting a play with her toy stuff animals, I suggested that she tell the story again so I could type it and put it on the blog. We had lots of fun adding various stories to the blog about her life when she would visit me.
    I don’t get to visit with her anymore, but the blog is still there as an example of what can happen from the art that would usually rot while it was stuck on the fridge for awhile.
    http://www.tatersbook.blogspot.com/

    Like

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