- Crayola Oil Pastels
- Crayola Washable Paint
- Crayola Construction Paper
- Crayola Washable Glue
- Crayola Scissors
- Crayola Paint Brushes
- Crayola Markers
- Crayola Washable Glue Sticks
- Bamboo Skewers
- Variety of Embellishments
- Stamp Shapes
- Water Containers
- Paper Towels
- Palettes (Paper Plates)
- Think of the important details in your story.
- How will you show them in your illustration to set the scene for the story?
- Make several thumbnail sketches and then a rough plan drawing.
- Use this plan to guide you as you create your mixed media scene.
- Use paint and the foam shapes, and any other objects to print interesting patterns on several pieces of construction paper.
- Fill the paper with patterns and contrasting colours.
- Make some construction paper beads to add texture to your scene.
- Start by cutting small rectangles.
- Cut the rectangles into isoceles triangles.
- Put glue on the thin part of the triangle.
- Make sure it goes right to the tip.
- Make sure you do NOT put glue near the base of the triangle.
- Place a bamboo skewer along the base of the triangle.
- Gently roll the paper around the skewer.
- Remove the paper bead from the skewer.
- Make lots of paper beads to add to your collection of printed papers.
- Cut shapes out of your printed papers.
- Add painted details to your composition.
- Use line, colour and lots of different materials to add texture and interest to your work.
- When you are almost finished place the scene where you can see it from a bit of a distance.
- Check to see if there is enough contrast to make the important shapes stand out.
- Check to see if there is anything else you need to do?
- Keep working until you are satisfied with the final piece.
- Look at it from a distance to see it with fresh eyes.
- This is the setting for a story.
- What can you tell about the story by looking at this setting?
- What do you see that makes you say that?