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Tumbling Crayons

When looking for painting ideas for kids, try everyday objects they are familiar with.

Parallel lines were important for this drawing so I gave students 6″ x 1.5″ cardboard templates, the size of the wrapper, to help them get started.

Beginners traced and drew “flat crayons”, the mid levels tried layering a few of them, and advanced used curves on the ends to make them look like tubes.

painting ideas for kids
• Watercolor paper, 9″ x 12″
• Cardboard crayon templates, 6″ x 1.5″
• Sharpie permanent marker
• Liquid watercolor paint
1. Students used the cardboard template to draw a rectangle label crayon. The ends were added on either side. Older students overlapped the crayons and add curved lines to the label to make it look round.
2. Crayon details were added, as with the black oval.
3. The drawing was traced with a black Sharpie marker.
4. The crayons are carefully painted with watercolor paint.

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