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Facing Pages by Candie Cooper



Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Easy

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts
Time needed for project:
30-45 minutes

Materials Needed:
- Canson® Mixed Media Sketchbook, two pages
- Plaid® Acrylic Paints in Neon
- Sakura® Cray-Pas®
- Elmer’s®Naturals® Glue Stick
- Paint brushes
- Pencil
- Colored paper assortment


1. Paint a design on one of your pages with thick paint.  Flip the previous page over on top of the paint and press down to make an impression.  Open the pages and leave to dry.
5 min + dry time

2. Fold a piece of colored paper in half and draw half a heart shape.  Start your line against the folded side.  Cut along the line and open up the heart shape.  Use paste to attach it to either side of the spiral in your sketchbook.  You can also cut paper polka dots and adhere those to the heart with a glue stick
5 min

3. Optionally, you can doodle on top of the paint with Cray-Pas!
5 min.

4. Try it again with different paints and paper cuts!


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