Cover It Up!

Cover It Up! lesson plan

Want ORIGINAL and IMPRESSIVE report covers? Your report is sure to stand out with one-of-a-kind, easy-to-correct designs!

  • 1.

    Students measure construction paper for a report cover and cut it to size with Crayola Scissors.

  • 2.

    Students decorate the cover with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils. Illustrate the topic of the report, decorate puffy letters, or make stripes and dots. Make sure to create a strong visual impact! Here’s how we made the sample.

  • 3.

    Draw and color a square in the center. Color concentric squares in alternating colors until the entire page is filled.

  • 4.

    Use the eraser to rub away lines from the center out to the paper’s edges. It’s a spider web! Erase out the report title. Use another color to fill the area. Erase a large spider in the center of your web. Color it black. WOW!


  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.


  • This report cover style can be used for student work in any academic area.
  • Adapt this report cover concept to a 3-D. For example, using the arachnid cover sample, students build an arachnid model out of recycled materials and attach it to the paper cover using Crayola School Glue.