During the school holidays, the girls painted some canvases for their room. Little C wanted to draw a chihuahua dog.
I wanted them to have fun doing it but I also wanted them to be proud of the result.

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If you ask a 5 year old to draw a chihuahua, she probably won’t know where to start and get frustrated or discouraged.
The girls really like those books that teach you how to draw, with step-by-step instructions

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so I did a version of that for the chihuahua dog (granted my dog looks a little bit more like Dobby the house-elf than a chihuahua, but the girls didn’t seem to mind)

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She followed the instructions to draw the outline in pencil on the canvas

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Then she started putting dots of colour inside her outline

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When the paint was dry, she went over the main outlines and drew the eyes with a black marker

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