Body Drawings

As part of our studies on the human body, we created body drawings. This was heaps of fun.

Body  Drawings

First we traced around our bodies. This involved lying on a large piece of paper on the floor and tracing with a pen. (I ended up having to add more paper as the boys have grown so much and were bigger than I had expected!)

Body  Drawings

David was in charge of the camera at this stage and busily took photos of Daniel while Daniel was being drawn. It was heaps of fun.

Next ... it was time to paint our body drawings.

I love the way each boy approached the task in different ways. One was very methodical ....

Body  Drawings

... while the other had more of an dive-straight-in-and-put-the-paint-everywhere approach.
Body  Drawings

Once the drawings were dry, we cut them out and stuck them on the sliding glass door.

Body  Drawings

More than once, I've seen these images in the corner of my eye, as I've passed by, and thought someone was standing outside due to their life-like size.

Body  Drawings

Later, we add tags to various parts of the body - e.g., elbow, spine, brain, neck, etc. This was a great way to extend the boys' knowledge of various body parts beyond the basic ones such as 'arms' and 'legs'.

Apart from being a fun activity, the body drawings have definitely brightened up the glass door.

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