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Non-Traditional Drawing Techniques For The Little Ones

Each child, learning about the world around, tries to reflect it in his activities: in the game, in stories, in drawing, in modelling, etc. Excellent opportunities in this regard are pictorial creative activity. The more diverse the environment is, the brighter the artistic abilities of the child will manifest themselves.

Drawing with non-traditional techniques opens up a wide scope for children's imagination, gives the child the opportunity to get carried away with creativity, develop imagination, show independence and initiative, and express their individuality. Below, we will talk about some of them. 

Interesting drawing techniques with a baby

#1. Leaves prints

This technique is familiar to many. To print a leaf, you can use any paint. Apply paint to the veined side. Then the painted side of the leaf is applied to the paper. After a few seconds, gently lift the leaf. The imprint of the leaf will remain on the sheet of paper. 

You can go further and make prints of flowers. Order a cheap bouquet of flowers from a delivery service like and try printing a rose or chamomile bud. Also, you can ask the florist to add berries or twigs to the bouquet, and then your kid will be able to draw a real floral abstraction that you can hang at home.

#2. Plasticine stamps

It is very simple and convenient to make stamps from plasticine. It is enough to give a piece of plasticine the desired shape, decorate with patterns (lines, spots) and paint in the desired colour. For staining, you can use a sponge moistened with paint, or a brush that can apply paint to the surface of the die. It is better to use thick paint.

#3. Imprints with potatoes, carrots, apples

Delicious vegetables and fruits also know how to draw. It is only necessary to give them the desired shape, choose the right colour of paint, paint with a brush and make a beautiful print on the surface to be decorated.

#4. Hand drawing

It is very interesting and exciting to draw with coloured palms. It is very pleasant and unusual to paint your pens with bright colours and leave your prints on a piece of paper. Hand painting is a fun game for little artists. Such cute paintings often make a cool addition to the interior decor of a nursery or living room. 

#5. Bubble painting

You can also draw with soap bubbles. To do this, add any soap solution and paint to a glass of water. Use a straw to slurp a lot of foam. Place paper over the bubbles. When the first patterns begin to appear, you can lift the paper. Bubble patterns are ready.

#6. Salt painting

Salt gives the pattern bizarre patterns. When depicting any landscape or bright background, you can use salt to give the background of the picture a beautiful texture. The background must be sprinkled with salt while the paint is still wet. When the paint dries, just shake off the remaining salt. Unusual light spots will remain in their place.

#7. Drawing with cotton buds 

In the visual arts, there is a stylistic direction in painting, which is called "Pointillism". It is based on the manner of writing with separate strokes of a dotted or rectangular shape. 

The principle of this technique is simple: the child paints the picture with dots. To do this, dip a cotton swab into the paint and put dots on the drawing, the outline of which has already been drawn.

#8. Plasticineography

A technique that uses plasticine to create paintings depicting semi-volumetric objects on a horizontal surface. For the surface, use thick paper, cardboard, or wood. To decorate the image, you can use beads, natural materials and more.

Unconventional painting techniques are a wonderful way to create small masterpieces. It turns out that you can create a salty picture, and the palm can turn into a blue elephant. A grey blot can become a tree, and carrots and potatoes can surprise with unusual patterns. Try these techniques, you won’t regret it!