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Holey Paper for Childrens Art
July 13th, 2010 by Craftylocks

Just small changes to how you set up an art activity can captivate children.

When I read this cool article about using paper with holes cut into it at the fabulous blog The Artful Parent, I had memories flood back about the fun my children had when they were little and they too made art around odd shaped paper.

Hole Inspiration artwork from artfulparent.typepad.com

Hole Inspiration artwork from artfulparent.typepad.com

It is so easy to set up and such a buzz for the children – you just need to cut some holes in the paper or give them odd shaped paper to get them started. After a while they will start to create their own holes in the paper and spend a lot of creative time.

Hole Inspiration artwork from artfulparent.typepad.com

Hole Inspiration artwork from artfulparent.typepad.com

Jean very kindly has let me use some of her photos here – but please check out her full article Hole Inspiration and have a look around the rest of her site for some more artful inspiration – it is well worth a good look.

I thought when I saw the article how great this was for younger children, but then, once again, my children taught me something. This can also be captivating for some older children! My 10 year old played around with creating holes in paper and then art from the holey paper. He has turned the holes in the paper into bugs – very clever I think, and also very different to the type of art he usually does, so I was very excited by the direction this change to the media took him in.

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