Try This: Easy Mixed Media Drawing Project

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This drawing project is perfect for just about any age human being- 6 year old Beckett was having fun turning his catalog ladies into strange riffs on Star Wars characters.

magazine people collage drawing game

I enjoyed adding ridiculous heads and limbs onto mine, not really pre-planning or trying to make any particular sense. I wish I had set up about 50 of these things, because it’s the sort of project you get started with and whip through quickly, and the longer you draw, the more good stuff comes out.

magazine people collage drawing game from the book Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids magazine people collage drawing game from the book Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids

It’s easy to do (see the post title- I’m not lying.) All you do is cut out models from magazines or catalogs, removing whichever limbs and heads you desire (gruesome!), and then draw in replacements.

magazine people collage drawing game from the book Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids

Guns! Blood! (Let’s not show this one to a child psychologist.)

I love that when you set up projects for kids, they never really question why you’re doing it. They’re just up for anything, whether or not they want to follow your directions. Sometimes they simply take your instructions as a suggestion and go off on their own whim.

magazine people collage drawing game from the book Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids

The Title Nine catalog I just got in the mail made me happy, since a bunch of the models were on white backgrounds, and the photos were small enough to glue onto paper with plenty of space to draw around.

magazine people collage drawing game from the book Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids

This last one may be my favorite. So simple yet full of robot-flipper-foot sass.

I used white card stock, as usual, because I love it so much I keep heaps of it around always. We used Sharpies to draw our beings. My favorite glue stick is Uhu.

See how much fun you can have drawing with your kids?

Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids Book and Project Series:

Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids book.

Geometry Trees

Synchronized Drawing Game

Magazine collage Drawing

Double Cursive Tangle Drawing

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4 Comments

  1. Claudia
    07/12/2016 / 4:35 am

    Dear Jeanette, thank you SO much for sharing your wonderful ideas! I just ordered your book. Can’t wait to get creative with my five-year-old daughter, I know she will love your crafts.
    I actually have zero talent in this area myself – but I love the fact that I don’t have to be a great artist to enojoy your projects.

    • 07/12/2016 / 6:22 pm

      Yay! Thanks so much for your comment and I hope you have fun with your daughter- jump in and try some of the projects from the book yourself- you will have fun with her. I love making super easy projects so people aren’t intimidated to try making some art. 🙂

  2. 07/13/2016 / 6:22 am

    Jeanette I swear I think this is one of the worlds most creative things that I`ve ever seen ! Really really really epic illustrations. I can so make these with kids, a collage with colorful drawings around it ! Brilliant brilliant highly imagintive solutions !
    I thank you !

    • 07/13/2016 / 12:00 pm

      Hi Tami! Wow, I love your reaction! I’m glad you like it, and I’d love to see what you all come up with if you want to share here or on my Facebook page. WHEEEEE!

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