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Log Cabin
The tiny tots would enjoy building a log cabin of tooth-picks...

Smuggling The Geg
_10 or 30 to more players._ _Out of doors._ This...

The House That Glue Built
A novel kind of paper house has been gotten out in book form....

Crossing The Brook
Draw two parallel lines on the floor with chalk to represent ...

Knight Of The Cracker
The ladies are lined up on one side of the room. Each is prov...

Daisy Chains
The old way of making a daisy chain is to split one stalk and...

Ball Games Alone
A boy with a ball need never be very lonely. When tired of ca...

Afternoon Tea
The tea-tray is brought in by one of the children and placed ...

Outlines Or Wiggles

Source: What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
Category: DRAWING GAMES





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 49.

A good way to play Wiggles when there are a number of people to play,
is to mark the same line for all the players, either by pressing down
very hard with a hard pencil so that the line can be traced from one
piece of paper to another, or with carbon copy paper between the
sheets. Thus each person has the same line, and the one who uses his
in the most fantastic and unexpected way is the winner. The only rule
about making the line is that a circle shall not be made. The two ends
must be left ready to add the rest of the design. It is well sometimes
to limit the pictures to human faces, as this makes the grotesque
unlikeness of the drawings all the more absurd.




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