3rd Grade Flower Drawings
This is a fun lesson for teaching about warm and cool colors, patterns, and artists who painted flowers, like Georgia O’Keeffe and Vincent Van Gogh.
- 9″ x 12″ white sulfite construction paper
- Magic Rub Eraser
- Markers in a variety of colors, plus black (or use a black Sharpie)
- Have some visual references on hand that show a variety of flower shapes.
- On 9×12 paper, draw a flower with a stem and some leaves. Don’t draw too close to the edge of your paper so you’ll have room for your echo lines.
- Next, draw lines that “echo” the shape of your flower. Make these lines about a “pencil width” apart. For younger students, I have them use their finger to measure the space between lines.
- Trace over your pencil lines with a black marker or black “F” Sharpie.
- Erase any pencil lines that are still showing. I like to use the long edge of a Magic Rub eraser to quickly go over the whole paper.
- Finally, use markers to color an alternating pattern of either warm or cool colors. Remind students to color all one direction and fill in all the white spaces!