Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Pintester Movement

So, we all have those pins on Pinterest that have been there forever and we have never tried them.  I have had this pin on Pinterest for quite a while.  It looks pretty easy but I just never did anything with it.  Then, I read about The Pintester Movement.

The Pintester is a blog I love to follow.  The blogger, Sonja Foust, is funny and she is very open about trying different pins (mostly with hilarious results).  I look forward to her posts each week.  So when she decided to round up other bloggers to try out those pins that had been sitting in their boards and post the results...I was in!


I had a trip planned this past, long weekend but I really wanted to participate.  I chose a pin that interested me and could be completed within a reasonable amount of time.  I also wanted to be able to try out a few different versions.

I started with the typical hand tracing.  I used marker for the black lines and the pink hand outline.  Then I went with crayons to color in the background lines.  I chose crayons mostly because my son received a large amount of crayons for Christmas and I can't resist a box of new crayons!  The hand turned out just ok.  My lines weren't that straight but the hand has the slight 3D effect I was wanting to achieve.

Then I wanted a different shape.  The original link I used for the instructions had a banana as one of the examples.  I looked around my house for some additional items and came up with a video game controller.  There are plenty of them in this house full of boys.  I'm not overly excited about this example but I did play around a little with the background lines to see if a pattern would still make the main object stand out.  I do like the patterned lines on this one.  Again, I used markers and crayons.

My final drawing was of my 7 year old son's right foot.  He giggled quite a bit as I traced the outline of his foot with a pencil.  My 9 year old son was concerned that my paper was going to stink.  It didn't.  The foot came out kind of weird and I went a little further with patterns.  It's a little busy but you get the picture (pun!).

So, that is one pin I can cross off of my list!  My kids were sucked into it and really want to try some different objects.  I also taught my nieces how to do it over the weekend.  It's a fun activity for kids.  I also remembered how nice it is just to color with crayons some times.  I watched old episodes of The Office as I colored.  

I can't wait to check out The Pintester Movement post on May 30.  She will be posting links to many other bloggers who tried different pins with various results.  I am very excited to be a part of the party!


  1. The hand looks awesome. The 3D effect is really striking. If I were still teaching art, I would have my students do this!

    1. Thank you! My kids definitely liked it and was a pretty easy technique to teach.

  2. I am a sucker for a new box of crayons too! I think I'm going to show this fun art project to my mom to use in her classroom.

  3. Oh those are totally fun! Love them! Thanks for participating.

  4. That looks really cool and seems really easy!