Okay, Moms, Dads and other caregivers, this project is easy and fun and makes amazing pictures! And it was all because of my eight-year old son. He has been bringing various pictures home throughout the year that are filled with color and shading that I naturally assumed he was either using colored chalk on dark paper or some type of oil pastels. Do they even use oil pastels in 2nd grade? Probably not.
Then one day during April vacation when we were looking for something to do together, he says to me “Mom, want me to show you how to draw a chameleon like I did at school?” And my reply to him “But we don’t have any colored chalk to use for it.” He looked at me confused wondering why I was saying we needed chalk. He explained to me that it was crayons. Just crayons and construction paper. That’s it! I was intrigued and definitely wanted him to show me as I was still unsure if we were talking about the same art projects that he has brought home from school!
You will need a dark color of construction paper and a box of crayons. Be sure your box includes a white crayon as this is the key to these drawings!
Now take your white crayon and begin to outline everything in your picture. Once you have outlined it is time to color in all that you drew. Dylan advised that it makes the picture look like it’s in 3D if you put patterns in the items that you are drawing as he did on his butterfly. Together we made chameleons to go along with the rainbow and butterfly he made at school. I absolutely love these pictures. They certainly brighten up my kitchen!