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How do animals blend in with their surroundings? Their coats and feathers help them survive. Use your imagination to imitate Mother Nature’s handiwork. Draw an Imaginary Animal!
Most creatures can be identified by their distinctive patterns, markings, or colors. There is no mistaking a zebra for a horse. Invite students to find out why snakes, birds, animals, fish, and insects have distinct markings. Share information with classmates. Then use your imagination to create a uniquely patterned animal.
Using Crayola® Color Switchers™ Markers or Washable Markers, students create the most colorful creatures thye can dream up. Encourage students to place their animals in pretend settings.
Start by filling in the background and larger shapes of the picture.
Flip the Color Switcher Marker (or change the color of a Washable Marker) and apply the special color switcher to create interesting patterns and details. Experiment with overlapping colors and different combinations for dramatic effects. How well is the creature hidden among its surroundings?
Students discuss with classmates how they created the camouflage for their animals.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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Create a 3-D braille chart simply with Crayola® School Glue, Markers and paper.
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
Imagination and problem-solving go to work as children check out real bugs and create their own.
Vivaldi inspires paintings incorporating symbols of the seasons.
Picasso’s art career spanned many decades and included a variety of styles and influences. Create a portrait collage ins
Gild torn-paper edges and make golden leaf imprints on this decorative frame. Display original poetry, photos, or other
Explore how Lane Smith’s illustrations contribute to the mood created by the words of Jon Scieszka in their book, The Ma