Meandering Scribbles and Doodles
The word doodle was coined in the early 17th century and originally described a fool or simpleton. The art of doodling relaxes the brain. Doodling helps a person think and is thought to improve memory significantly.
Most, if not all, inventions begin with the doodle. When you mindlessly illustrate during boardroom meetings or in the margins of books, your subconscious brain is relaxing and conjuring up all sorts of wonderful mischief and inventive mayhem.
Save those scribblings from listening to a speaker drone on and on about reports, statistics and projections, yawn. Give em a life to see what you comes about.
The art of doodling is as old as humankind. Doodles are commonly found in the margins of school notebooks drawn by bored, daydreaming students unmorivated, not interested in classroom subjects or discussions.
Squigglets are Scissorcraft doodles that span a lifespan of drawing for no particular reason other than to avoid listening to a speaker drone on and on about reports, statistics and projections. Some are doogles finished and others aren't. Give em a try and see what you can create.
Materials To Keep On Hand
Paper Trivia: Did you know that you can only fold a sheet of printer paper in half seven times? Give it a try. It doesn't matter how thick or thin the paper is, once you get to the seventh fold, the paper will not bend or budge.
Sun catchers. To create a translucent, stained glass ornaments effect, apply a bit of lemon oil to the back sides of paper ornaments to create a.
Hang the ornaments on trees, in windows, anywhere bright colorful decorations are desired.
Construct a large paper-tree for the wall with shades of green construction paper. Draw a large tree on a sheet of easel pad paper to tack onto a wall or other flat surface, then decorate with paper ornaments.
- Types of Paper:
- Construction - many colors
- Copier - many colors
- Cardstock - many colors
- Paper tubes - TP tissue, paper towel and gift-wrap
- Foam craft sheets - many colors
- Magnet sheets - Make refrigerator magnets
- Stiff Stencil - Paint repeating patterns on items, embroidery, latch-hook rug patterns
- Felt sheets - Make filled or layered ornaments
- Some Mediums & Tools to keep handy for the creative process.
- Colorful Markers - fine to thick point
- Wax Crayons - stock up around school sales
- Water color sets - and plastic tablecloths
- Chalk - many colors
- Colored pencils - many colors
- Tempura finger paints - primary colors - mixing to discover is half the fun
- Paint brushes - fine tip to standard school size child's brush size at least.
- Straws - paper not plastic
- Tooth picks - age appropriate
- Sponges - cut into shapes or purchase for blotting paint shapes
- Needlepoint, embroidery thread and stretcher hoops
- Puffy paint and glitter - to draw words, images and shapes on cloth
- Wine corks
- Celluclay - A handy pulverized paper product that resembles clay for paper mache'
- Modeling clay - reusable, come in colors, good for making molds
- Pottery clay - Only if you expect to use a kiln
- Silicon molds and release spray
- Wooden shapes - to paint for ornaments and gifts
- Decal sheets for window decals
- Cloth scrap pieces left overs from sewing
- Clay modeling tools - ll sorts, combs, forks, dental picks, anything to make interesting cuts and patterns
- Plain tee shirts