Lately I’ve been on a doodling spree! Set me in front of a blank sheet of paper, and I usually draw a blank. But thanks to Pinterest, inspiration abounds – even when it comes to doodling.
Optical Illusion DIY Coloring Pages
Time: 10-20 minutes, but that’s not really the point this time, right?
Cost: Free, since you probably have the supplies already
- markers/crayons/colored pencils/etc.
2D Geometry Art
I follow a lot of great teaching blogs, and my favorite posts feature art projects (Runde’s Room is great, btw, if you’re an upper elementary teacher). I had to pin this 2D geometry art project she did with her 5th graders.
This simple coloring page can be done with two colors, and can easily incorporate polygon/shape/geometry lessons as well (if you’re interested in that kind of thing.)
1. Draw a grid – you can be fancy and use a ruler or graph paper, but I free-handed it. (Wavy lines and all!)
2. Draw several shapes on the grid with no overlapping.
3. Fill in alternating squares in a checkerboard pattern, leaving the shapes blank.
4. Color in the opposite color wherever each shape overlaps a square.
3D Hand Art
I’ve seen this pin a few times, and I love it! Each pin has slightly different end results, but the main process is the same.
1. Trace your hand.
2. Draw straight lines from one end of the page to the other. Make the line “jump” or “crawl” from one side of the hand to the other in a curved line.
3. Continue until the lines fill your paper. Add color if you wish.
That’s all there is to it! You can color in each line with a different color if you wish– rainbow, ombre, patterns, etc.
Hooray for Pinterest and coloring creatively!