Finding indoor activities to keep Kiddo quiet during New Kid's nap time is always a challenge. One of my favorite craft items is our giant roll of paper. We've used it for free art on the table exploration and easy art on the floor, but since we had never done the "crime scene" body outline art project before so I thought I'd give it a try.
Lucky for me, he found it fascinating and spent quite a bit of time on it.
I don't need to give you instructions, right? Spread out a piece of paper, lay your kid down and trace his body. It's up to you what sorts of art materials you make available. If you want to keep things simple, markers and crayons are perfect. For a bit more messy play, get out the paints.
As you can see he came at it from all angles.
Yes, he is in his underwear. I do what I can.
Now, most kids would draw clothes, hair, a face, etc. What is amazing is that Kiddo never draws realistically, even when faced with his own image! He told me the lines were subway trains.
Oh, yes. Of course.