A is for Art!

These whimsical highlighter letters are a fun color lesson.  I teach this to grade 4’s.  We gridded out the actual letters – this was the hard part.   Gotta love it when kids come to art class and complain about having to “use their math brains”.

After students draw the letters on grid paper and transfer them to cardstock, we create sections by using different line type.  Then we outline with a sharpie and begin to add color with pick, yellow and blue highlighters (the primary colors!)  Next, we layer colors on top – creating secondary colors as we go, orange, green and purple.  The last step is adding whimsical lines that go around and through the letter.  These are gorgeous and a fun way to use highlighters.

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