Our featured mom and illustrator, Stephanie Roth Sisson, shared this delightful drawing game for kids that you can do with your little ones. Sure to get lots of giggles and encourage their (and your) budding drawing skills.
This is a wonderful activity that my mom did with me and that I have done with my son and his friends.
Take a piece of paper and fold it in thirds.
One person starts and draws a head at the top of the paper (in secret). Then where the fold sits, make marks into the next panel to show where the neck ends. (These lines help the next drawer align the picture without seeing the other panels).
Without peeking at what the head looks like, the next person uses the marks from the neck to draw the body. When the body is done, turn the page to the third (still blank) panel and draw marks to show where the body ends.
Finally, the last person draws the legs using the marks (but still not peeking at what was done previously).
Take a look! When the paper is unfolded it is a wonderful surprise to see what was created. Usually this produces laughter and smiles. Lovely simple fun and you get to connect.
Thanks so much for sharing this great drawing game with us, Steph! To see more of her work, read her interview.
Stephanie Roth Sisson has illustrated over sixty books for children including several for American Girl’s Bitty Twins, Princess Posey series and others. She just WROTE and illustrated her first book for kids. A biography of her childhood hero, Carl Sagan called Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos.
She currently resides in both California and the island of Mauritius (take a right at Madagascar). Now that she has written her first book, she’s hooked on the doing both the writing and the illustrating and is already at work on her next books! To see more of her work, visit her website.