Rainbow Words

Rainbow Words craft

African proverbs are often witty, down-to-earth sayings. Choose your favorite one to illustrate with a 3-D rainbow of colors.

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    Choose an African proverb that speaks to you. Here are a few possibilities: Anticipate the good so that you may enjoy it. A friend is someone you share the path with. Who has shoes does not fear thorns. A master drummer must have seven eyes. The friends of our friends are our friends.

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    What does your favorite proverb mean? Figure out how to show it in a picture. With Crayola Rainbow Twistables® and Washable Markers, draw a background on paper.

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    What person, thing, or animal stands out in your proverb? Make it with white Crayola Model Magic. Rub color from a Crayola Washable Marker into model magic and knead it. This will create different colors of model magic

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    Attach the Model Magic to the background with Crayola School Glue. This art technique is called bas-relief, because the image is raised just a little!

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    On separate paper, write the proverb. Cut it out with Crayola Scissors. Glue it on your picture.