Creative Kids: Lipstick Drawing

Drawing with KidsLook at the delight on her face! Miss Cossie here, couldn’t believe it when I said, “Do you want to draw with some lipstick?”

I’ve got a stash of old make-up I don’t use anymore: lipsticks, lip gloss and eyeshadow. I thought it would be fun for the kids to use the make-up as an art material.

Drawing is something my kids love to do, and I’ve learnt the value of mixing the materials up. Here are some examples:

Wood Picture:  Changing the base material from paper to wood gave a fresh approach to a simple activity.

Making Paper Dolls: Cutting out a drawn figure turned a drawing into a toy.

Drawing Out and About: Using a box clipboard allows us to take drawing around us, everywhere!

Maybe it’s time to do a make-up clean up…but don’t throw it out, let the kids use it for art.

Tip: If the lipstick is soft, place it in the fridge for a few minutes before using.

Drawing with Kids

External Links

Come over to play at the Childhood 101 We Play link up

Be A Fun Mum Links

Creating an Art Space: When you have no space

Paper Clip Crafts & Activities

Make a Flower Head Wreath

Creative Kids: Drawing Out and About

A Fairy’s Home or a Pirate Trap

Paper Dolls

3D City Skyline

A Pile of Straws

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    April 11, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Love the moment!

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    Nicole Grant
    April 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Great idea!

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    April 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Very cool idea. My boys will love this. Finally able to play with Mummy’s makeup 🙂

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    April 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Ah, the look on her face – what a treat!

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    Michelle Dennis Evans
    April 11, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    cute! so much fun!

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    April 12, 2011 at 8:34 am

    What a great way to use up old make up and provide an intresting new media for mark making!! xx

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    My Oatmeal Kisses
    April 13, 2011 at 6:39 am

    My daughter would ask me to pinch her if I said she could draw with my lipstick. Fun idea! I better start looking for cheaper lipstick!

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    Christie-Childhood 101
    April 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I think Immy would just want to paint her face! LOL

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    April 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    That is a great idea Kelly! I can’t believe I threw out a heap of old lipstick the other day and didn’t think of that. All of my inquisitive children found them in the bin and my nearly 2 yo started his own artwork with them…but not in a constructive way…AND I STILL didn’t think of it! Duh!

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    Diane Inderlin
    September 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I have been doing this with my little ones at home too..just keep an eye on these boys and girls baby clothes as lipstick stain can be a little harder to take out in the laundy..but they usually have the grandest time using my old make up collection in drawing.

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