ALL THOSE CRAZY LEAVES – Composition, Shape, Colour

Students use tracers to create a leaf design, colour it with erasable coloured pencils and then use the eraser to create line designs in the various shapes.

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ALL THOSE CRAZY LEAVES – Composition, Shape, Colour


  • Crayola Erasable Coloured Pencils - 24 Count
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Laminated Leaves


Step 1
  1. Trace around the outer edge of a leaf.
  2. Place a different leaf on top of part of the tracing and trace around it.
Step 2
  1. Continue to overlap leaves and trace them until you have filled the page with shapes.
  2. Choose a combination of warm and cool colours to colour in the shapes.
  3. Every time you use a colour, use it at least 3 more times in different parts of the design before changing colour.
Step 3
  1. Be sure you have put a good, solid coat of colour in each shape.
  2. Give it a second coat if the colour is not intense.
  3. Use the eraser at the end of each pencil to erase different line patterns in each of the shapes.
Step 4
  1. Look at your design with fresh eyes.
  2. What design elements do you see that move your eye in and around the picture plane?
  3. Give your design a title.
  4. What makes this a good title for your design?
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Mathematics,

    • Science,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Grade 4,

    • Grade 5,

    • Grade 6,

    • Grade 7,

    • Grade 8

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