There is a great variety of non-traditional drawing techniques. The main thing is that they allow children to quickly achieve the desired result. Children experiment with the properties of various materials, learn the movements that help create certain shapes and lines. Nontraditional drawing develops self-confidence, allows not being afraid of failure, gives freedom for creativity. The most favorite technique of unconventional drawing is an imprint of seals of various materials (stamping).
Stamping attracts with its simplicity and accessibility. Reveals the possibility of using familiar objects as art materials. We use vegetables, fruits, leaves, twigs, dried flowers, and other natural materials as stamps.
Stamping is a great activity not only for one kid. You can offer a creative task using stamping techniques to 2-3 or more kids. The main advantage of it that kids can have different skills in drawing and nobody will fail.
For stamping, you can use regular paper or create a whole creative project on a craft paper roll.
You can offer a specific topic for this project – it can be any season, wheather, mood, nature or you can choose it together with a child.
According to the topic, it will be great to prepare stamps together. This activity develops fine motor skills and mobilizes your imagination. Or you can just buy the stamps in any craft store.
If you decided to do them yourself you need to encourage your fantasy. As there are a lot of interesting and creative things, you can use as stamps for drawing.
You can begin from the most common stamping techniques -the stamps of plants leaves. The first thing you need is to prepare the leaves of trees of different shapes and colors. During the walk with kids collect leaves of various trees.
Apply paint on a leave, turn, attach it to a sheet of paper and press. The result is an autumn leaf print.
In the same way, you can use buttons, various covers, lego, cork, sponges, cardboard etc.
This technique develops the creative possibilities of the child, the imagination, increases the interest in art activities.
Unconventional drawing techniques help kids to feel free, to be creative individuals, to see and convey on paper what is much more difficult to do in ordinary ways. When the kids are drawing, they reflect and organize their knowledge of the world.