The other day my 9 year old son came home with this version of the little graph paper Hanukkah doodle that I posted last week. Of course I uttered a few oohs and ahhs, as it's quite a work of art. Okay, not exactly an example of pure creativity, but the idea is to create, even if it means drawing within the confines of graph paper for those who lack the confidence to just draw. Sigh. (Do check out that previous post here for step by step instructions courtesy of my 10 year old daughter!)
And, for those who even have a hard time drawing something using the graph paper squares, so get them to make a pattern by simply coloring in the squares, the results are beautiful too!
And once you have a beautiful pattern like this one, you can certainly cut the paper into shapes to glue onto holiday cards or gift tags! Honestly I wouldn't mind sitting down right now with some markers and graph paper, it seems like such a relaxing mindless little activity that everyone could benefit from once in a while!