Tangle drawing time! I’m so excited to be wrapping up my 4-part series of drawing games/projects from my book, Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids! This has been a blast sharing all these with you guys, and I’ve seen a lot of yours and your kids’ drawings, which never ceases to make me feel a little emotional. (Did you know I’m a sensitive flower?)
If you haven’t yet nabbed a copy of the book, you can get it at:
…and some Hobby Lobby and Michaels stores. Maybe some other mysterious places, I don’t know!
On to the tangle project, and I’ll link to the other 3 projects in the series below.
As you may have noticed, my brand of tangling is not exactly Zentangle, but more of an exploration into all things doodly fun. While I enjoy seeing all the different Zentangle patterns people come up with, and how they put them together, I am not nearly patient enough to play by the rules. I like to sort of just while the hours away… scribbling in some patterns and colors I like…
This tangle project I’ve come up with is great for kids, beginners, or if you just want to make a finished tangle piece that doesn’t take all day.
You hold 2 markers together and write a word in cursive, then tangle inside the spaces.
I would take a few plain sheets of paper to practice writing with two markers, and you can totally print instead of writing in cursive, I just liked the flow and connectedness of the cursive writing.
In my book, I used blue and red together to write my word, but filled in the word with tangles of purple. Do you even get the art riddle? Blue and red make purple? Get it? Understand my brilliance?
Here I decided to go all colorful… I used pink and orange, one of my favorite color combinations, together for the word. Then I used about 6 different colors to tangle.
You can always break up your spaces inside the letters into smaller areas if you don’t want to tangle a lot in one space, but it’s really a small area you are tangling here. I like to think of it as minimalist tangling. Tangle lite as it were.
Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids Book and Project Series: