This is one of my favorite Christmas drawings for cards. It uses a little positive / negative space and symmetry lesson too.
This is also a good project to bring out the best fine tip markers you have. I love my new Stabilo Fine Lines that were part of my popular Zentangle Snowflake posting. The tips are thin, yet very strong and even withstood elementary school hands.
I recommend this project as shown here for maybe grades 3 and up. They will more likely appreciate the subtle look that happens when you erase the pencil outlines to leave just the implied ornament shape. If you want to try this with younger students, they would probably be happier to just draw the ornament outline and trace it with marker before filling it with patterns. It’s still very pretty and a good lesson in creating symmetry.
• White cardstock paper, 5″ x 7″
• Scrap paper
• Stabilo markers, Fine Line*
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Time needed: 1 hour.
How to draw a Christmas Ornament
- Cut an ornament shape from a folded paper.
- Trace the shape lightly with a pencil.
- Fill insides ONLY with patterns and lines.
- Erase outside pencil lines.