- 12″ x 17 paper (thicker the better)
- Pencils, erasers and permanent markers
- Watercolor paint, brushes and cups of water
- Celtic knot handouts (below)
First, I have the kids practice drawing Celtic knots. This gets them excited and familiar with the knots and designs. I have a full set of these sheets in my online store, but if you’d like a free sample, you can grab them HERE.
The steps are pretty straightforward…
I recommend using watercolor paints. If you do use watercolor paints, then it is very important that you have the kids outline with a permanent marker. A water-soluble marker will run when the kids start to paint and use water. However, if you are using tempera or acrylic paint (which would be fine for older students), then any marker would work fine for outlining.
Let me show you some of the work the kids created.
Kids will spend weeks working on the details if you let them!
This project would also be really neat if you assigned each kid a letter and did the entire alphabet. You could then display them in your classroom or around your school! You could also write words with them!
Thanks for reading, and, as always, thank you for making art with your students!