A multi-week elementary art lesson plan for creating a beautiful Dalecarlian Horse. These traditional wood carved toys make beautiful paintings. This lesson plan includes all the elements of effective instruction such as anticipatory set, objectives, national art standards, guided instruction, closure. There is a list of suggested supplies, but this could easily be modified to crayon, marker, colored pencil or even a 3D project. Great lesson for home school or classroom teachers because folk art style is NOT realistic. Let them use wild and creative patterns. I've included two bonus pattern identification worksheets that could be used for upper or lower elementary as well as a teacher sample you can print and share with your class.