Thursday, January 19, 2012

Face Templates

Yet another great idea I found on Pinterest. Okay, I know I resisted the site for quite a while, but have actually found that I don't spend any more time on the internet than I did before because when I find something cool like this...I immediately jump off the computer and do it! If anything, it has given me so many great ideas on how to create wonderful things to help my kids create a learn......and I used to scour the internet for all these ideas and then save them in an e-mail and it was so hard to find them again later. Now I have a place to PIN them. Once I caught that all made sense.

So, I found this idea on pinterest and immediately searched through Picasa to find the perfect pictures, cropped them to 8 1/2 X 11 size, printed them out on cardstock, laminated them and set them on the table with dry erase markers and gathered Penny and Michael for the invitation do do whatever they wanted with them.

Penny was busy and wasn't really interested right away, but Michael loves markers and couldn't believe that I was giving him one to play with outside his high chair. He immediately started to scribble on the faces and name parts of the face; ears, eyes, nose, hair, chin, cheeks, etc.

He giggled  after the got them all done and then ran across the living room to the easel, grabbed the eraser and then holding it over his head like an orangutan, ran back to the table. So hilarious.

Penny finally joined in once she saw how much fun Michael was having (Dominic was still upstairs playing with legos). She liked to outline the shapes of the parts of the face. It was fun to see their different developmental stages. They kinda did the same thing, explored each part of the face, but there were differences in how they did it because of their age.

I did some silly ones on Michael and Penny which gave her some more ideas.

She put a flower on Daddy's head and are those braces? Not sure. =)

Dominic even came down after we all went upstairs and left a gem. He gave Daddy hair coming out of his nose and wrote the words "loaded diaper" on Dad's forehead. Such a boy.

I love this one that Penny did of herself.....just lots and lots of bows in the hair.

I can see that these are going to be loads of fun over and over again.
Thank you Pinterest, I love you!


Lisa said...

Looks like those turned out to be a lot of fun! I like her idea of an "invitation" to play... makes it more natural and takes the pressure off of a structured craft. I think I could adopt more of her ideas in a larger house, or with a designated playroom...

I'm right behind you on the Pinterest. I disliked e-mail, texting, and FB too before I embraced them. =)

The Wiseman Life said...

Looks like such a fun activity. I need to remember it for Zell.