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Monet and Me: Water Lilies

Watch the video for this project online at: https://youtu.be/zRFHSApq-sg




Hosts: Candie Cooper

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!


Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Social Studies
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1½ hours

Monet and Me: Water Lilies
Candie Cooper

Materials needed:
Sakura® of America Cray-pas® oil pastels
Blue and purple construction paper
Canson® Multi Media Sketchbook
Elmer’s® Craft Bond® Glue Spots


  1. Sketch in outlines of lily pads and flowers with your Cray-pas. 
  1. Color in your lily pads green and add pink to your flowers as a base. 
  1. Use two or three shades of blue to fill in the water around the lily pads and flowers. 
  1. With your finger, smudge the base colors of the lily pads and water so the whole page is filled in and smooth. 
  1. Using your Cray-pas, draw in details of yellows and greens over top of the lily pads. Add in red, pink, and purple detail to the flowers.
  1. Add some squiggly blue and white lines over top of the water to show movement and reflection. Stop when you are happy with the amount of detail your have added.
  1. Draw one or two silhouettes of dragonflies onto a scrap of paper.  Color with purple oil pastels and the wings with a silver oil pastel.
  1. Adhere the dragonflies to the drawing with a glue spot.


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