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Art for Kids – Life-Size Portraits

Through the hours of the rumbling rumbling thunder storm on Sunday Little Miss enjoyed some fun indoors creating her life-sized portrait. I taped two long lengths of craft paper together on the hallway floor and turned them over, tape side down, for our blank canvas.

Molly lay down and assumed the position while I traced around her with a thick black marker – she decided on a change of arm position mid-way so Gigantic Molly would be waving “hi”. When the outline was complete Molly duly popped up and would go no further until she had given Gigantic Molly a face first.



I mixed up some skin colour and brown paint for her and after that the floor was hers, literally – as you can see I use paper plates for paint colours, when finished simply fold and trash (no wash up for mama!!)


Gigantic Molly is now hanging in a doorway, straight opposite the front door… you know who wants her friends to think it’s her when they come visit xx

Art For Kids: life-size children’s portraits are such a simple and fun creative activity, use some leftover wallpaper if you don’t have craft roll…… and on dry days why not use an exterior painted wall as your canvas and chalk for paint.

Have fun
Michelle xxox




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