We gave my twins a How To Draw book for Christmas this past year, and it has proven to be one of those surprise gifts that gets used all the time!
As much fun as toys are, I like my boys to get books, art supplies, games, etc... for gifts. I'm sure a lot of you feel the same way.
Anyway, we shopped and searched reviews around Amazon when ordering the book for our boys, and I have to tell you we totally hit the jackpot! These books (we only have the monster one right now, but we'll for sure be adding to our collection!) are absolutely perfect for young kids. My twins are seven and my four-year-old can even do many of the monsters with a bit of help from me. The steps (six for each monster) are simple and easy to follow. We've tried a few other drawing books, and my boys just get frustrated because the steps are so complicated. Not these! So, so easy!
This is one of my twin's latest monsters. We try to draw something every day while on summer vacation, and with 101 monsters, they have plenty to keep them busy!
Here's my other twins' favorite monster. Their new technique is to sketch with pencil, then outline with black marker before adding the color. I LOVE how these turn out! I could even make a pretty good/scary looking monster with these books!
And last, but certainly not least is my four-year-old's monster. He was determined to do what brothers were doing, but I was worried he'd just end up frustrated because he couldn't do it. Well, I was wrong! I did have to sit with him and kind of talk him through each step, but look what he was able to do. He was so thrilled, and so was I!
You can find these 101 How to Draw books on Amazon for about $5 (awesome price!). There is a fairy one that I'm sure my boys wouldn't go for, but I tempted to buy it for myself!
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