Colorful Shapes

Draw or trace a big shape in the middle. Then add five lines from the shape to the edge of the page to create sections. Fill each section outside of the shape with designs. Shapes and lines make the best designs. Add oil pastel on the top of the designs. [...]

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They All Saw a Cat

Pre-Planning Read the book They All Saw a Cat, By Brendan Wenzel. Discuss how the cat changes from each character's perception. Have students practice drawing a cat the way the child saw it. Talk about the textures that a cat has and how to represent those textures with a line. [...]

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Underwater Scene

Have students divide paper into three sections – ocean floor, water and sky. Make the water the largest space. Discuss different types of sea animals they might like to include in their picture and draw lightly in pencil. Add details of sea grass, coral or a shipwreck. Color with crayons [...]

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Making an Impression

Decide on the composition that you would like to do in the impressionist style and sketch in guidelines lightly in pencil. You can choose from still life, portrait, landscape, or a floral. Working from light to dark, create the background. Use several colors in a variety of shades. Use a [...]

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How My Garden Grows

Ask students to draw the same number of flowers as their age. The flowers should be fairly large. Students can include some insects in their picture. To include a butterfly, draw a circle for the head, and oval shape for the thorax, and a longer skinnier oval for the abdomen. [...]

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Hot Colors Desert

Encourage students to draw something they would see in a desert with the hot colors. To fill up the entire paper, provide a watercolor wash to paint over the crayon in orange or yellow. Print name legibly on the front of the paper (at least an inch from the edge [...]

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Bugmania

Draw your composition lightly in pencil. Make sure students fill up the paper sheet of paper with color. Draw large! Geometric shapes can be used to draw a bug, like a beetle, by drawing a circle for the head and eyes, an oval for the thorax, and an oval shape [...]

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Cityscape – City on the Water

Draw a horizon line across your page. Place several rectangles along the top of the line. Fill the rectangles with shapes to represent windows and doors. Fill the buildings with a black Sharpie marker. Use washable markers to create the sky. When a color is used, it is repeated in [...]

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