Drawing monsters is a fantastic way for students to exercise their creativity and use their imaginations. In addition to inventing their own mythical creatures, elementary students will transform their flat drawings into 3-D art. This easy to follow activity is perfect to do in October for a themed art project that isn’t directly related to Halloween so all students will be able to participate. This fun activity takes about two 40-50 minutes class periods to complete.
This downloadable zip file include a PDF lesson plan that relates to National Core Arts Standards. There is also a 79 slide PowerPoint that features step-by-step photographs on how to complete the process. This time-saving PowerPoint is extremely detailed, is faster than doing an in-person tutorial, and has clear photographs for students to observe.
Lesson: Monster in the Dark
Anchor Standard: 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Lesson Objective: Students will invent a creature and make a 3-D picture.
Lesson Activity: Students create a monster drawing.
Materials: “Monster in the Dark” PowerPoint, 9x12” construction paper, pencils, erasers, paper to cover the tables, colored pencils, black construction pre-cut with 1 slash, glue, and scissors
Time: 2 Classes