Now that Isaac and Samuel are six we thought it would be a good idea to let them have a go at creating their own patches. The results were fabulous and Samuel really loved wearing his own designs.
We have found the best things to use when drawing on our patches are Crayola Twistables because the colours are beautiful and vibrant, they are thin so you can put as much detail on your patch as you like and the waxy texture helps the colour to stick to the patch meaning your patch picture stays bright all day!
Isaac and Samuel had a great time getting creative and their patches got lots of lovely comments from their friends, teachers and parents.
Isaac and Samuel drew eyepatches that had characters from their favourite films like Despicable Me, The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, Finding Dory but they also drew a collection of random things such as a princess locked in a tower, a chimpanzee swinging in a tree, a strange blue cat-like creature affectionately named “Samuel ScaredyCat”, half of them didn’t really make sense but they had such fun getting involved.
Try letting your little one have a go at this, it gives them a whole new world of opportunity. If they want an elephant riding a unicycle, they can draw it! If they want a rainbow pizza with a face having a dance, it’s done. Nothing is impossible with this. They can use their imaginations as much as they like. There is no limit and it’s wonderful to see Samuel feeling so positive towards patching!
Imagine. Create. Love.