A scribble is drawing lines and shapes that have no meaning in a quick and careless way.
At the end of the book “Never Let a Dinosaur Scribble!”, author Diane Alber wrote, “All great art starts with a scribble …” What do you think that means?
You can listen to her book on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=IPQHLBmbtf8. In the story, a mischievous dinosaur creates art on rocks. You can create amazing stone art too, just like the dinosaur does in the story!
Here’s what you’ll need:
• Paint or permanent markers
• Paintbrushes for your paint
1. Start by painting your stone a solid color (or leave the natural color).
2. Let the base layer of paint dry completely.
3. Paint your design on the stone. (You could also use permanent markers instead of paint.)
Share your stone art with someone in your family. Tell them what you enjoyed about painting on a stone. What was challenging about painting on a stone?
What shapes did you use in your design? How have you seen shapes used in art? Why do you think shapes are important?
This lesson was adapted from the original developed by Nicole Hanson, Brenda Welch, and Katie Peterson on behalf of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Iowa 4-H Youth Development.
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