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My five year old daughter loves drawing anything and everything so she was really pleased when she was goven Doodle Dogs as a present for Christmas from some friends. It's very simple but very helpful in helping young children develop their artistic skills. In this little kit there is a wealth of ways to draw all sorts of different dogs!
This little pack includes 35 feet of drawing paper, a pencil with an eraser attached and step by step directions for'doodling' dogs of all shapes and sizes!
The drawing paper comes as a roll sort of like the old fashioned till rolls. It is attached to the board at the back and fits under a blunt plastic blade which you can use to tear the paper off accurately. Also attached to the base board is a flip book with instructions for drawing all the different sorts of dogs. There are many different dogs doing many different things and many of them are quite humourous. For example, you can draw Hamlet - the great Dane, Scotty - the terrier, Scarlett O'Hairy - a mighty pretty poodle, Buttercup - the bulldog, and so on.. You can probably tell from some of thos titles that they are really likely to appeal to small children.
It is very simple to follow as each dog is drawn using four steps. All the child has to do is to look at the step and draw what they see. For example, with Scotty, the first step shows just the chin and nose. The second step adds the rest of the facial detail. Thirdly, you draw the outline shape of the body and the final step is to add the body detail. As there is not too much to do in any one step it makes it easy to follow and your child is very likely to be successful. However, it does suggest that, if they want to, they can just trace the final picture instead.
My daughter really loves this little pack and I often find her sitting drawing industriously on her own. It really does seem to help her drawing because she knows what to focus on at any one stage and she also sees herself being successful. Also, as there are lots of different dogs to draw, it is still keeping her interest.
The roll of paper seems to be lasting quite a long time, and that is with the novelty of just tearing bits off using the plastic blade just for the fun of it! It does suggest that when it runs out it can be replaced with a partly used roll of adding machine tape, but equally, there is no reason not to just draw on normal paper that I can see.
I think this is a great kit which has already provided a lot of enjoyment for my daughter whilst also helping her to develop her artistic skills.
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where you will find a whole array of fun products. This doodle dog kit costs £5.99 which seems slightly expensive but it does make a great present for a budding artist.
Everthing you need to draw a whole pack of dogs. 35 feet of drawing paper, a pencil with an eraser that really works and step by step directions for doodling dogs of all description.