Spend a little time with some cartoon books from the library yourself before you
introduce the software.
- Experiment with facial shapes, different types of
noses, eyes, mouths, character expression etc.
-Have the children create their
own cartoon characters.
-Make sure they experiment with cartooning conventions
rather than, 'just drawing the way you usually draw'.
- If they complain
about how hard it is to draw with a mouse mention, 'Drawing with a mouse is like
picking your nose with your elbow'.
- Have the children take screen dumps of
their characters, edit it in Paint.Net and upload it to their blogs
next release of Inkscape is tipped to have a paint bucket tool which will be a