Colouring is an excellent activity for kids to enjoy in addition to dancing, singing and enjoying story time. Plus, kids can also develop their patience by colouring. Colouring activity makes them feel at ease and relaxed while producing their artistic masterpiece. Experts also believe that kids can learn to process their feelings, frustrations, and emotions through colouring.
The most popular colouring tool for kids are crayons and colour pencils. However, for a more vivid and attractive result, you can opt to use a colouring marker instead. Be sure to choose high-quality colouring markers that are non-toxic, easily washable and do not dry up easily when the cap is removed.
Having said that, let’s take a look at our 10 creative marker art ideas that you can try with your kids:
Drawing using both hands at once is calming and entertaining when you double-doodle. It's also a fantastic mental workout! In essence, you create symmetrical, mirror image pictures by drawing simultaneously with both hands with markers. Check out the video demo here.
Drawing and doodling in the Zentangle fashion is a simple and stress-free activity for both children and adults. Watch this video to learn how to draw Zentangle-style stars.
Both children and adults will enjoy the captivating and entertaining action art exercise of spinning drawings. Here are two simple spin sketching techniques that you can attempt, along with videos of each technique in use. When using the other, you utilise a spin art machine or lazy Susan, while using the first, you can make your own spinning doodle tops.
For kids, magazine images can serve as excellent sketching prompts and provide a creative beginning point. Marker drawings can affect or complete the image. Watch this video for ideas.
Kids can enjoy a creative project called "doodle cubes" that shows them how their 2D drawings can become 3D ones. excellent for spatial awareness. Check out this live demo for the full doodle cube tutorial.
Children's art activities are enjoyable, promote creativity, and are simple to incorporate wherever and whenever. The majority of these drawing games work best with markers. Best of all, there’s no hard and fast rule on how you should draw with coloured markers. Simply unleash your creativity however you like!
Use this straightforward collage activity from Picklebums to make all kinds of wild masterpieces. Use your own photos, print some from the internet, or start with one of her free printables.
Try this Babble Dabble Do project that combines science and art. Use washable markers to create "bleeding" paper blossoms, then observe what occurs when the flowers deteriorate over time in cups of water.
Coffee filters may be decorated with a fun tie-dye look using washable markers and a spray bottle of water (check out the tutorial here). Additionally, you may create suncatchers, butterflies, snowflakes, and bunting with tie-dyed coffee filters.
This art project for a rainy day begins with a washable marker sketch that you hold out in the rain to let the water smudge the lines. Additionally, you may try this with water from a spray bottle.
There are plenty of ways to have fun with arts and crafts with your kids. All you need is a little inspiration and imagination! Think about all the artsy things your kids will learn to do as they get older. Perhaps, soon they’ll also be able to create their own tie dye t-shirt, shoes or bags!
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