Easiest art activity to do with young kids this School Holidays

    30 Aug 2016   |      Jemma Cummings
Easiest art activity to do with young kids this School Holidays


It's only a few weeks to the school holidays. Are you worried about the kids getting bored this holidays? Or finding yourself at home on a rainy day and want to get them away from those devices. This activity is guaranteed to get them drawing and smiling.


When I do my workshops this is the kids (and mine) favourite activity. It is so simple you will be surprised at how much they love it.

It is based on the TV show from my childhood called Mr Squiggle, the one that appeared on the Australian ABC TV in the from 1959 to 1999, I watched it and loved it in the 70s and 80s (yes, sorry I'm that old!).

Anyway if you have never seen it, in the show a puppet man from the moon, with a pencil for a nose, who gets sent children's squiggles from around the country. In every episode he turns the children's squiggles into a drawing. It was such a magical experience to watch the drawing emerge from the random squiggles.

In my activity, I have switched it around so the adult creates the squiggles on a page and then gives the page to the child and who turns the squiggles into a drawing. It's that easy!

Don't forget to ask them the story of the drawing, as they love explaining their ideas. And it fills up even more of their time.

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Jemma Cummings
Working as a Graphic Designer and business owner, I have had opportunity to work in large and small organisations. I have learnt the benefit of trusting in my creativity and bringing that creativity to all my clients. As a parent, I am passionate about kids creativity, in whichever form it takes. My workshops are about kids growing into their creativity in a playful environment.


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We're situated on the junction of Evans and Beattie Streets just opposite the Orange Peel café (mmm chocolate cup cakes)! The building is sort of terracotta coloured. Our door is black with the word "BAUM" running vertically in white lettering.


Workhops have been created by Higgeldy Piggeldy owner Jemma Cummings to offer an fun friendly environment for kids to explore art and creativity.

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