A few months ago I picked up a fun book by the oh-so-talented Stephanie Corfee (see her blog)….and I thought one of the exercises in it would be fabulous for my crafty friends with kids who are home for the holidays – and underfoot! ha!

Panda Snake: Doodling for kids of all ages

“The Connect Two Zoo” is just one of many exercises in Creative Doodling and Beyond – and it is the “game” I’m showing you today. First, have your kids write out 50 animals. (That ought to keep them busy a while!) Number them. Then randomly pick numbers – maybe even have the kids create slips of paper to pull out of a hat. (Another thing to keep them occupied!) Then do a mash-up drawing of both animals as one fantasy creature! In the video I give you tips to help the kids figure out what each animal looks like…this can help little ones learn how to google, too! And finally, I’ll show you my process for the panda snake drawing. Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

There are SO many fun excercises in Stephanie’s book – check out just a couple of mine:sandy-allnock-doodling

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I thought some folks might want to color this page….enjoy it in JPG or PDF form!


Art Supply Sale!

If you want to snag some goodies for YOU with that expected “Christmas money”…..at Dick Blick, with promo code CEEZ, you get 15% off non-sale orders of $69 or more, 20% off of non-sale orders of $99 or more, and free shipping on orders of $45 or more. (Exclusions apply.) Offer ends midnight (CST) on 12/24/16.

Supplies shown today in the video….(compensated affiliate links used, Read more):

And a tiny peek into what lept in my cart last night – these are a few of the treats I’m buying myself. And with my (huge) grand total, I saved almost $75 using the coupon code! (Don’t dare do the reverse math to figure out my total…it’s embarrassing what I spend on fun art supplies!)