Drawing Fish with Glue

Students will draw the outline of a fish using glue and complete the picture with oil pastels. The glue dries clear, leaving the black paper to show through in between the pastel.

By Karen Larmour and Andrea Mulder-Slater [Karen is a teacher at Salem Baptist Christian School, Winston Salem, North Carolina and Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt.com]

What You Need:

  • Black construction paper (or poster paper)
  • White glue (we used Crayola® School Glue, which dries clear)
  • Oil pastels (we used Sakura Cray Pas® Junior Artist oil pastels)

What You Do:

  1. Students draw the outline of a fish on large paper. Black poster paper works best.
  2. Encourage them to add scales, fins and any other detail they would like.
  3. Students then trace over their drawn lines with glue and allow the glue to dry (preferably overnight).
  4. Students then color in the areas between the glue lines, with oil pastel. The brighter the better.

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