Art for Kids: Tracing Shadows

September 28, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

Ever wondered what activity you can give your child to keep them busy while you're doing something else? ...or maybe you're walking through the park and want to make it a meaningful and memorable time with you and your kids rather than saying, "Go play." 

 

How about tracing shadows?!

 

I read this Tracing Shadows article in the New York Times. You may have to register in order to see it, but I think you can get up to 20 articles per month free if you aren't already subscribed to the Times.

 

I love the thought of viewing the world differently. I love the thought of taking my kids someplace to look at what the rest of the world doesn't pay attention to...and then capturing it so that people pay attention. All it takes to do that (in this case) are some pieces of chalk, easily purchased at the dollar store. Then take off and see what you come up with. Draw outlines of parked bicycles, street signs, people, trees... discover patterns from trellises, windows, chairs...  The more you look, I'm sure the more you'll find.

 

I would love to see what you and your child do with it. As soon as I do it, I'll post my own pictures. If you try this out, take some pictures of your masterpieces and post them to our Facebook Page

 

Believography seeks to inspire children's talents and interests by providing themed parties for kids. To learn more go to www.believography.com. WARNING: Having fun and learning are inevitable.


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