My Art Trading Card students practiced their geometric shapes by drawing a series of jewels. Real watercolor paper will help them look their best.
- Watercolor paper
- Paper cutter (helpful for cutting the 2.5″ x 3.5″ size cards)
- Black Sharpie marker, fine tip
- Liquid watercolor
- Trading card sleeves
Prep: I diagrammed on the board how to draw each jewel first, mostly starting with the inside shapes and then working out. I keep seeing that most students handle drawing straight lines much more easily than curved ones, so this worked well for kinder through 4th grade.
- Students drew their jewels in pencil.
- The lines were traced with the permanent black marker.
- The jewels were painted with watercolor.
- When dry, the cards were placed in a trading card sleeve. Students needed to make 9 cards to fill their page.