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decorate your own body kids craft easy fun cheap
Fun activity to do in a group


This is a fun activity for kids of any age. We tried it with four children aged between two and four years old. It was great to do as a group as they built upon each others ideas and techniques to decorate their bodies. Older children could do more complex decoration and cut clothes out of fabric scraps

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's, Over 10's, Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Long roll of paper (I used a roll of craft paper from IKEA but you could also use wallpaper liner paper or the reverse side of spare wallpaper)
Thick black pen
Various colours of paint and crayons
Other decoration items e.g. scraps of coloured tissue paper, feathers, material scraps, googly eyes, feathers etc
Glue



decorate your own body kids craft easy fun cheap
Cheap materials


Method
Cut a length of paper that is longer than your child and lay the paper on the ground, weighing down the ends with stones or tape.



decorate your own body kids craft easy fun cheap
Ready to draw


Ask the child to lie down on the paper and make a pose. Draw around the child's outline with a thick black pen or crayon being careful not to mark clothes.



decorate your own body kids craft easy fun cheap
Bodies ready to decorate


Now the body is ready to decorate
Use a variety of materials and techniques to decorate your body.



decorate your own body kids craft easy fun cheap
Younger children will enjoy adding googly eyes to make a face



decorate your own body kids craft easy fun cheap
Using hand prints to make hair



decorate your own body kids craft easy fun cheap
Using crayons



decorate your own body kids craft easy fun cheap
A piece of tree bark was a fun material to stick on for hair



decorate your own body kids craft easy fun cheap
Paint rollers gave a good pattern for clothes



decorate your own body kids craft easy fun cheap


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We didn't have long paper but my son loved having his hands and feet drawn around and then colouring in and around them
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