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A Book Of Suggestions For Children's Games And Employments.

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Many persons, when a drawing game is suggested, ask to be excused on the ground of an inability to draw. But in none of the games that are described in this chapter is any real drawing power necessary. The object of each game being not to produce good drawings but to produce good fun, a bad drawing is much more likely to lead to laughter than a good one.
All children who like drawing like this game ; but it is particularly good to play with a real artist, if you have one among your friends. You take a piece of paper and make five dots on it, wherever you like—scattered about far apart, close together (but not too close), or even in a straight line. The other player's task is to fit in a drawing of a person with one of these dots at his head, two at his hands, and two at his feet, as in the examples on page 40.
Another form of " Five Dots " is " Outlines." Instead of dots a line, straight, zigzag, or curved, is made at random on the paper. Papers are then exchanged and this line must be fitted naturally into a picture, as in the examples on page 41.
The usual thing to draw with shut eyes is a pig, but any animal will do as well (or almost as well, for perhap? the pig's curly tail just puts him in the first place). Why it should be
Five dots.
Eyes-shut drawings.
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