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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
PROJECT: Create Dramatic Night Scenes with Chalk on Black Paper
Drawings made with Colored Chalk on Black Paper
Several years ago I did an author visit to a school and saw wonderful pictures the students had made after reading my books about dinosaurs. They had used colored chalk to draw on black paper, creating colorful dramatic scenes. This same technique would be perfect for depicting all kinds of animals at night. Look in my books A Day and Night in the Rain Forest, A Day and Night in the Desert, A Day and Night on the Prairie and A Day and Night in the Forest to find out what kinds of animals are active at night in those habitats. Then you can make your own dramatic nighttime pictures!