To recreate this pencil game, you will roll the die and collect the different patterns required to make it. First, trace the pencil shape onto another sheet of heavy white drawing paper. Next, roll the die to select the first pattern from the first column and draw it on either the eraser, the pencil body, or the pencil point. Roll the die four more times, drawing each selected pattern in one of the suggested areas. Using washable markers, outline everything. Be sure to outline large areas where they meet parts of the design.
Dip a small brush in water and carefully smudge it in the marker lines to paint in the shapes. If you need to neatly add more “paint” to larger areas, smudge some marker on a scrap piece of paper and use that as a paint palette. Allow each area to dry slightly before moving on to a neighboring area of the design. When dry, cut it out. If you’re short on time, design directly onto the print out from page 4 and color with dry media such as markers, crayons, and colored pencils.
Simply print out the game the first week of school and picture directions back-to-back, give them dice, and watch them have fun creating their own pencil. Once completed, use the writing prompts to connect literacy to your lesson.
Art Sub Plans Video
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to design a school pencil using 5 unique patterns and paint it in using a marker painting technique
- Drawing Paper
You Will Receive
- 7-page, non-editable PDF (Pencil Art Game)
- 9-page non-editable PowerPoint presentation
- Dice game
- Step-by-step picture tutorial and directions
- 2 Writing prompts
This came in handy as a sub plan when I couldn’t bear to write one. Thank you! – Jennifer J.
Love this as a back to school craft! To much to leave it for a sub to do, I enjoy seeing them do it myself. – Chelsea H.
Used this lesson for my emergency supply plans! I love that it was a no setup activity and was very self explanatory! Easy to leave in case anything ever happened and I did not have a lesson plan prepared for a guest teacher. – Nicole S.
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