DOODLE WITH YOUR KIDS

A blog about how art brings parents and children closer.

 

Doodle art is the ultimate free-spirited process of drawing. People find it soothing, meditational and relaxing. There is no denying that doodling helps achieve harmony of both mind and body. One of the aims of Doodle Art is to free your thoughts and engage your creativity. When you immerse yourself in your Doodle Art, the creative part of your mind is allowed to skip back and forth and develop in ways with which it would not otherwise be challenged.
Doodling is a fun activity to get yourself engaged as an adult. You don’t need an art degree to be a good doodler, as it’s an activity for any age, often requiring nothing but a free spirit and some very simple tools. For parents intending to spend a good time with their kids, you must try doodling together.
Doodling is about making a mark and seeing where it leads, one would disagree that it is the same as relationships with our young ones. At the personal level, the benefits that Doodle Art offers are very different for every individual. However, as a group activity, it brings togetherness, warmth and mutual growing up in relationships. The doodling conversations with your child are as important as asking him if he had done his homework or not, or if he takes proper care of his stuff etc. etc.


There is also satisfaction associated with creating something new, out of simple lines, circles, patterns, and calligraphy. Think about how regularly adults are unable to spend quality time with kids because parents’ busy routines and daily life weigh them down it becomes incredibly difficult.
Being a relaxing, and engaging activity, children forget what they should or should not be saying, whilst in the company of adults. They can really open up and be honest about how they are feeling, rather than closing up.

We present several simple ideas to jump-start the doodling together with kids.
With a black pen, go directly onto the page and make horizontal lines across the top half of the page. Take a similar sheet for yourself as well and fill in the resulting rows with tiny drawings and repeating patterns, and ask your kid to do the same.
Make vertical lines in the same fashion and fill them in with patterns as well.
Leave larger wide open spaces for words, phrases or lettering.
Find inspiration in nature and fill your page with a tree that stretches the entire height and width of the page.
Use a repeating shape, like circles, and fill in each with a different pattern or motif.
Colour in black and white drawings with markers or coloured pencils.
Use a pen to draw a repetitive motif, filling in each part with multiple patterns and words.