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Wild Things Monster Painting

When you inspire young artists with the classic “Where the Wild Things Are” book, you get some really fun and childlike paintings.

• Drawing or multi-media paper, 9″ x 12″ or larger
• Black Sharpie marker, black chisel tip
• Tempera paint, yellow and blue
• Paper plates

1. Read “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.
2. Direct students in simple monster drawing with large head, jellybean body, and arms and legs with claws.
3. Students trace their art with a chisel tip black Sharpie marker for bold lines.
4. Students use a plate of yellow and blue tempera paint to create lots of shades of green for their monster.

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