Hands on Crafts For Kids is the resource for kids craft projects and instructions for kids 6-12 and parents, teachers and other group leaders. It includes school and curriculum based projects,  multi cultural projects, and every day, holiday and seasonal ideas.

It is  the online home of the public television program Hands On Crafts for Kids.

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Super Hero with Franz Spohn






Host: Franz Spohn
Nationally recognized artist Franz Spohn shares imaginative art tips & techniques!

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Advanced

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:
1+ hours depending on the detail

Materials needed:
Faber-Castell® Gel Crayons
Faber-Castell® Connector Pens
Faber-Castell® Watercolor Connector Paints
Faber-Castell® Colored Eco Pencils
Canson Tracing Paper
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Canson Manga Art Book

1. Think about what you’d like your superpower to be if you were a super hero.  Then begin to create your character by sketching with a Colored Pencil in your Mixed Media sketch book.  You can use a sheet of tracing paper to experiment with colors and elements on your drawing and placing it over the drawing to help decide where to put them.

2. Once you have developed your character(s) you can then begin to create your final drawings in your Manga Art Book.  This book has ruled lines and markings to help you position your art.

3. Add color with your Connector Pens and Gel Crayons.  Try using both materials together – the neon Gel Crayons are great for adding areas with a lot of light.  You can blend the colors by creating patterns like cross hatching.


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