Students learn to make leaves transparent by drawing them only with lines. Make them overlap and then fill the paper for a pretty fall drawing project.
These students are 1st graders and they really took their time and drew LOTS of lines. I think having quality markers made all the difference.
- Drawing paper
- Leaf stencils, or templates cut from posterboard
- Stabilo Markers, or other medium tip markers*
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- Students trace a leaf with a pencil. They add a stem and center line.
- The leaf drawing is traced with a marker. The inside is filled with diagonal lines. The closer the lines are to each other, the better.
- A leaf stencil is placed on the paper, slightly overlapping the first leaf. The same process is repeated.
- When there is no more space of whole leaves, then fill remaining white areas with partials that go off the page.
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