Favorite family craft activity ever!

I spent a majority of my high school career doodling. I always paid attention, but it often seemed like doodling helped me focus. So you can imagine my excitement in stumbling upon the amazing Stephanie Corfee. I love Lil Blue Boo’s blog and I was wasting time clicking on everything looking for more cool stuff and I came across Stephanie Corfee this amazing artist (who actually lives close to us :) ) and she has written the amazing book called Creative Doodling and Beyond. I requested it right away form the library. I totally should have bought it and I might ask for it for my birthday, but it was Christmas and we’re saving for the adoption… I still feel bad. Well it finally came and I giddily ran to the library. The book did not disappoint. There is an activity int here called Family Seek N Find. She actually has a post to the tutorial on her website – PLEASE check it out.

So as we all woke up at 11am on New Years day after a night of staying up late at a friends playing games – I decided a family craft activity is just what we needed. I found a big frame that we’ve had for 7 years in the basement, but I didn’t have any cool poster paper like she had and there was no way we were changing out of our pajamas all day so I just used the butcher paper that we use for wrapping. It kept rolling up so I taped it to the kitchen counter and just put the kids up on it.
doodleearlyMy favorite part was asking the questions. It was a great New Years activity to think of your favorite clothes, hobbies, talents, and things associated with you. After the list I showed the girls the book and we started doodling. The only thing we did different then Stephanie is I had the girls draw in pencil and I’m so glad I did. They erased their pictures like 10 times. Here are Sassy pants doodles of the clothing – Her Mom rocks shirt and her legins with bows on the bottom. Sassy Pants is 5, but I was pretty excited about her doodles – but I did fix up her soccer ball… I know bad mommy.
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So here is a progressive look at our doodle as we made it. They doodled a lot but when I went over it with the marker I smoothed some lines so you might be surprised at what they did. My husband was working on the computer and even though he offered up his suggestions he didn’t doodle with us, which is a shame because he is a great artist!
doodle3doodle4doodle5doodle6 doodle7doodle8doodle9doodledonedoodlemainI loved the way Sassy Pant’s doodles looked after they were part of the whole thing. And Miss Thing just did a great job and helped me with the fill in doodles. By the way 80% of our doodles are copied from Stephanie Corfee’s doodle examples. Thinking of random objects is harder than I thought it would be. Since I used butcher paper instead of poster paper we used gel and paint pens to color it in. My favorite was the white gel pen, it made the pictures pop.

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6 Responses to “Favorite family craft activity ever!”

  1. stephanie corfee January 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm # Reply

    my google alerts sent me this link! yay!! i couldn’t love this more!! i am so glad you had so much fun. it looks great!! happy new year!! -xo

    • admin January 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm # Reply

      Thank you for sharing your art!

  2. Robyn January 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm # Reply

    OMG, I super love this!!! It’s so cool! Totally want to do this with the kids 😉

    • Kelly January 4, 2013 at 11:53 pm # Reply

      Robyn, it really was easy if you do it in steps…. we’ve been playing with it everyday since… I see a lot of cake doodles coming soon.

  3. Kerin January 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm # Reply

    it came out so cute!!

    • Kelly January 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm # Reply

      Just think what Wyatt could do?

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