Art Lessons: Vikings and Viking Ships

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
22 pages
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Who doesn't love a fierce fighting Viking? I know my students LOVED this project!!! We studied the various characteristics of a Viking plus added all their tools of the trade. My students loved creating personalities for their Vikings, making them either a guy or a gal. Can you say CUTENESS overload??? The boys loved adding the details to their Vikings such as axes, hammers, spears, shovels.... just to name a few items. Girls added aprons, bows and braids.

What’s a Viking without a Viking ship? After making our adorable Vikings we needed to add some sort of transportation for them. Our second lesson in this fun PDF is Viking Ships. Students really love creating these and had a blast telling stories of where their ships would be traveling for their next Viking voyage.

These lessons are great for ages 5--8 but any age student can create awesome artwork with these directions.

This fun 22 page pdf contains 2 colorful lessons that are designed so that every child will be a successful artist. Creating time is approx. 90 minutes for each project.

Included are:
• Background information about Vikings
• Supplies needed for both projects: Vikings and Viking Ships
• Reproducible Viking templates
• Step by Step directions on how to create Vikings
• Step by step directions for Viking ship
• Reproducible Viking Ship templates ~ boat, sail and shields
• "How To Make Painted Paper" Handout
• Galleries of Vikings and Viking Ships

Clipart from EduClips and Paula Kim Studio

Hi, I’m Laura Lohmann and I have been teaching Art for 20 years in Ohio. I love teaching students fun and exciting projects and hope that you will find my projects enjoyable for your students. I enjoy seeing my students start with a blank canvas and explore using art materials to create beautiful masterpieces.

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Total Pages
22 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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