It’s always fun to incorporate familiar things with new concepts. If you’ve been interested in teaching your children or students about the elements of art, teaching about the LINE is a great place to start. The following piece of art will help your student to use what they’ve learned about LINES in art to make a neat bat picture! Allow them to get creative and truly express themselves. The pictures and instructions are just a starting point. It’s so fun to see how people take an idea and truly make it their own.
I highly recommend beginning with the following video before you start on the actual line study BAT themed art project. This will help you all to understand how lines are used in art and design and may give some create ideas to your kids for their bat project.
You Will Need:
- Construction Paper (or cardstock)
- Fine Tip Black Marker
- Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils
- Printed copy of the bats over the moon template
- Download and print out the bats over the moon template. You can let your students color in the bats themselves or print the one where they’re already filled in as black.
- Draw lines in each of the separate lined areas. Pay close attention to keep the lines within the right areas.
- Change your pattern to really mix things up!
- Keep doing this until you are finished.
- Color the moon and sky with crayons, markers or colored pencils.
- Once finished, cut the excess border off the template and glue onto black construction paper or cardstock.
You could print this half size and turn them into unique and fun Halloween cards! You could also use them while doing a bats unit study or learning about nocturnal animals.
You can use this concept and come up with many other drawing ideas to fit whatever theme you want.