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That 'how to draw animals' pullout in The Observer ir ealyy mint!!

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SixKindsofCrisis Tue 21-Aug-07 14:36:56

I'm a rubbish draw-er and so I've never gien my kids much encouragement or useful help. But my son and I have just had a fabulous time following step-by-step instructions onhow to draw squirrels, rats, dogs, birds, and produced some quite proud-making results.

Anyone else used this pullout?

SixKindsofCrisis Tue 21-Aug-07 14:37:55

Unfortunately I now need a 'how to write' pullout. Title should have said 'is really mint'

Miaou Tue 21-Aug-07 14:46:17

What does mint mean? Good, I presume??

(glad you enjoyed it though )

SixKindsofCrisis Tue 21-Aug-07 14:51:42

'Mint' is playground-speak for 'cool'. Perhaps it's only in north east? Thought it was universal.

morningpaper Tue 21-Aug-07 14:52:42

yes we loved it here!!!!!

Miaou Tue 21-Aug-07 15:03:15

ahhh - no, not heard it before, even though I am from Yorkshire!

hermykne Tue 21-Aug-07 15:12:30

was it in last sundays edition ?
which part?
i'm too lazy to go and look through the pile that havent been read yet

SixKindsofCrisis Tue 21-Aug-07 15:14:50

The most recent Observer. Hidden in the middle of the television pullout (even the pullouts have pullouts). It's really good. Gave ds2 loads of confidence (and me)

ScummyMummy Tue 21-Aug-07 15:15:19

There was one in the Saturday Guardian and one in the Sunday Observer. They were excellent. My dog did look like she was wearing jeans for some reason, but her face was very convincing, I felt. And my sons drew brilliant lions and tigers. I may go and hunt them out again if the play fight going on behind me gets out of hand.

goingfor3 Tue 21-Aug-07 15:15:51

The Guardian had one on saturday and it was fab, my 6 year old really enjoys it.

CountessDracula Tue 21-Aug-07 15:16:45

oh yes we did htis on Sunday
it was great

My cat was crap tho, dh did a brilliant eagle

SixKindsofCrisis Tue 21-Aug-07 15:17:19

Oh I misssed the saturday one Lions and tigers!! Ds2 would have loved that.

stealthsquiggle Tue 21-Aug-07 15:17:20

ooh - DM told me this morning she has been collecting these for DS. What age are they aimed at? I am a bit concerned he will be aiming for perfection (as usual) and get frustrated...

SixKindsofCrisis Tue 21-Aug-07 15:19:14

Any age I think -- maybe 5ish as a minimum??
My older son is like that: if it is not perfent is is worthless rubbish. So hard on himself. But ds2 is way more easygoing.

thomcat Tue 21-Aug-07 15:19:25

oh I want them, I love drawing for girls to colour in but am rubbish at it.

stealthsquiggle Tue 21-Aug-07 15:30:18

Thanks, crisis - DS is 5ish (nearly 5) and very good at drawing for his age (biased, me?! ) but he is such a perfectionist - maybe I will let my DM try it with him at their house and let her deal with the drama if he can't do it to his own satisfaction

NotADragonOfSoup Wed 22-Aug-07 09:47:36

Oh, these sound fab. Missed them though!

lilibet Wed 22-Aug-07 09:50:46

I've not had a go yet but will dig it out tonight

puddingz Sun 26-Aug-07 01:23:36

Found a page with the drawings I belive you guys were talking about. Are these the drawings?

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