MY CANADA 150 – Colour, Symbolism, Balance

Students use oil pastels on overhead transparency to create a card that contains their reflections about Canada, and a goal for the future.

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MY CANADA 150 – Colour, Symbolism, Balance


  • Crayola Oil Pastels, 16 Count
  • Crayola Take Note Markers - Black
  • Crayola Washable No-Run School Glue
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Overhead Transparencies - 14 cm x 21.5 cm (5 ½" x 8 ½")
  • Rulers
  • Pencils
  • Paper Towels


Step 1
  1. Draw a rectangle the same size as the transparency on a piece of drawing paper.
  2. Draw your picture inside the rectangle.
    - Include the words 'My Canada 150'.
    - Include a symbol that represents Canada to you.
    - Include a picture of yourself.
  3. Outline your drawing with a black fine line marker.
Step 2
  1. Place the drawing face down on top of another piece of white paper. This will make it easier to see the drawing through the paper.
  2. Trace the drawing onto the back of the paper.
Step 3
  1. Place the overhead transparency on top of the reversed drawing.
  2. Use a Crayola Fabric Marker to trace the drawing onto the overhead transparency.
Step 4
  1. Place the drawing marker side up.
  2. Use oil pastels to colour the drawing.
    - Use a small piece of paper towel or tissue to clean the tip of the oil pastel if it picks up other colours.
Step 5
  1. Place the drawing, oil pastel side down, on different colours of construction paper until you find the colour that looks best.
  2. Fold the construction paper in half, short end to short end.
  3. Place a small drop of glue on each corner of the oil pastel side of the drawing.
  4. Place the drawing on top of the construction paper and glue it into place.
  5. Use the card to write about:
    - What Canada means to you and why.
    - A goal for the future and why this is important to you.
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