I was thinking about things I could do with my classes today, and I remembered somewhere on Craftster (I think) a girl was translating her childhood drawings into dolls. They looked incredible! So I decided to find some children’s drawings on the net so I could start thinking about doing it as well.
I discovered Lizette Greco who creates softies from her children’s drawings. Check these out:
How wonderful are they? I’m so sold on this as an idea. There’s this great resource called Build Your Wild Self where you can make an almalgum animal from elements from heaps of different animals, it’s really cool. So you could do that with the class and then make one of them, but then there’s issues of jealousy as to whose gets made, so maybe building it all with the class is a better idea.
I also found Yeondoo Jung, who used to be a kindergarten teacher and he collected something like 1700 drawings over the years. He then analyzed them all, and decided on which ones he was going to recreate. He got teenagers from the local high school to be in them, got fashion designers to make the costumes and created all the sets himself.
(images from Yeondoo’s site)
I love children’s drawings, and I’m really looking forward to being in the classroom. I’m really looking forward to being inspired by them, and learning from them as much as they’re learning from me!