Martin Luther King Mural Template
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A Martin Luther King history project can easily include a mural, if you start with my PDF template. These students from the Bronx show how even simple pencil crayons can make a striking image. This photo was sent to me years ago by a teacher in the Bronx. I love how you can see all the coloring lines, yet they make a distinct portrait when done. MATERIALS Martin Luther King PDF Mural ($5 in … Read More

Draw Martin Luther King Update
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I created this Martin Luther King for kids project last year, but it needed a little tweaking. I hope it helps a few classrooms that are celebrating MLK Day. Please note that the eyebrows are made by coloring heavier with crayons. Older students may find that a good way to add some shadows to Dr. Martin Luther King’s face too. • View and download Martin Luther King PDF tutorial MATERIAL • Color print of … Read More

Martin Luther King Mural
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I made a Martin Luther King to color activity with a PDF mural template. It’s color-coded so even very young artists can complete it successfully. My sample is colored with oil pastels, but crayons or paint will work fine too. I’m happy to say that of all the murals I have created over the years, this has been by far the most popular. The posterized look makes Martin Luther King very recognizable, and the … Read More

How to Draw Martin Luther King
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I put my portrait drawing skills to the test today to see if I could show students how to draw Martin Luther King, hopefully with a decent resemblance. The kids did a great job so I thought I’d pass this along as I know quite a few students are studying the life of this amazing man. TIP: I strongly recommend using a thick black Sharpie marker for all the black as it really helped to … Read More

Collaborative Martin Luther King Mural
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A reader shared this collaborative Martin Luther King mural photo awhile back, and it’s one of my favorites. I’m amazed how neatly they colored it and put it together. (Also, would love it if someone could let me know whose school this is. I’d love to credit them!) The mural was made with my Martin Luther King PDF template, and I’m guessing colored with oil pastels. If you want to make your own, just … Read More

Martin Luther King Coloring Page
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To support all the upcoming lessons about Martin Luther King, I offer this posterized letter size version of my MLK mural. It’s simplified into two shades, dark and light. I printed my sample out on a grey card stock, colored the darkest with a black marker, and the lighter with gray, and then the eyes and shirt with a white pencil crayon.   MATERIALS View and download MLK Coloring Page Cardstock paper Black and … Read More

Gee’s Bend Quilt Mural
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The women of Gee’s Bend live in a small, remote, black community in Alabama and have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces. This community also has a pretty fascinating connection to Dr. Martin Luther King. You can read the book “Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend” to find out more. I created this quilt mural based on the look of one of their famous quilts, wobbly shapes and all. Students could color randomly, or if a … Read More

Gee’s Bend Quilt Collage
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The women of Gee’s Bend — a small, remote, black community in Alabama — have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the early twentieth century to the present. This community also has a pretty fascinating connection to Dr. Martin Luther King. You can read the book “Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend” to find out more. I have long loved the look of the quilts made by these women, I had no … Read More

MLK Coloring Page
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To support all the upcoming lessons about Martin Luther King, I offer this posterized letter size version of my MLK mural. It’s simplified into two shades, dark and light. I printed my sample out on a grey card stock, colored the darkest with a black marker, and the lighter with gray, and then the eyes and shirt with a white pencil crayon.   MATERIALS View and download MLK Coloring Page Cardstock paper Black and … Read More

Mini Great Americans
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This mini mural set consists of smaller versions of my popular Martin Luther King, Abe Lincoln and George Washington murals. NOTE: I used my favorite Portfolio brand oil pastels in my sample. PDF FILE INCLUDES: • Martin Luther King Mural: 9 Coloring Pages (8.5″ x 11″) • Lincoln Mural: 9 Coloring Pages (8.5″ x 11″) • Washington Mural: 9 Coloring Pages (8.5″ x 11″) Assembly instructions Coloring Guides Single Page Versions FINISHED DIMENSIONS: • … Read More

MLK Dream Mural
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One of my Martin Luther King art projects gives a nod to his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.  Students can color each page and when taped together, will make a beautiful large mural commemorating the life of this amazing man. PDF FILE INCLUDES: • 25 Coloring Pages (8.5″ x 11″) • Assembly instructions • Coloring Guide • Single Page Version FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 36″ x 48″ RECOMMENDED MEDIA: Portfolio Oil Pastels, 24 pack FOR BEST … Read More

Student MLK mural art from the Bronx
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Thank you to Ms. Serre and Ms. March’s fourth grade class from PS11 in the Bronx, NY. They quickly put one of my murals together today, and shared the results. Isn’t it great? I just love the colors they chose, and the way they got the black so black. Great job kids! For anyone that is interested, I sell this MLK Mural template in my PDF shop for just $5. Buy it once and … Read More

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