Earth Day Art Project

Here is an art project for Earth Day! This can be done on newspaper to encourage the idea of recycling with your students.

Give them each a sheet of newspaper and direct them in the following drawing:




I used a black oil crayon to do the drawing and then mixed up some food colouring with water for the paint. I find that the food colouring mixture works better on newsprint and gives a lovely smooth and vibrant result. 


Once dry, I trimmed the edges and it is ready for display! 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a great weekend! 


Jayne Gammons said...

Great art idea and tip for using food colors. Thanks! Jayne
Smart Kids

Marta Máster said...

It is a very interesting and instructive activity. I can imagine that the students enjoyed themselves. A great idea. Keep in touch

Mrs Poultney said...

I love using newspaper to paint on, this looks great Mel, thanks!

Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

Terri Brown said...

This looks like fun and I love the results. When you paint on the paper, it looks like the results would tear if you tried to move the paper when it was wet--so do you leave it in place until it is dry? And does it ever stick to the table and rip? I want to try this but I'm wanting to work out all the kinks. ;-)

Stefanie Galvin said...

Love this activity, Mel! So simple, but very effective!

Miss Galvin Learns

Sandy Welch said...

i love this idea and I'm going to do this on Earth Day for sure!! Thank you so much!