Learn how to draw a lion and make chalk pastel glue resist art with this easy low-prep STEAM activity for kids!
WHAT IS RESIST ART?
We love making resist art, especially low mess artwork like our crayon resist spiderwebs and chalk pastel glue resist pumpkins. Resist art is when two materials are used that repel or resist against one another.
You can use many different materials for resist art such as tape, glue, candle wax, crayons, oil pastels, rubber bands, and more!
How to Make Chalk Pastel Glue Resist Lion Art
Even I enjoyed drawing and blending away to create the this amazing lion art. I am super creative, but I am not a very good artist! I’m shocked that I made such a great looking lion!
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How to Draw a Lion
This project is a great continuation of our How to Code a Lion Directed Drawing Activity. You can learn how to draw a lion by following the algorithm, or set of instructions, in that activity or you can find the steps below.
First, use a pencil to draw a lion on black construction paper. I followed the instructions below to draw a lion.
Glue Resist Method
Use glue (we used regular school glue) to trace over your pencil marks. Try to maintain a steady, consistent flow of glue.
This is great for older kids to do, but an adult should trace with glue if you are doing this project with kids younger than 6.
Let your glue dry! This is important, so do not skip this step.
I got a little impatient after 15 minutes and started my project and got some glue on my chalk, which wasn’t fun to deal with on construction paper.
Color with Chalk Pastels
After letting your glue dry, color within the glue sections with chalk pastels. We like to use different colors and blend them for more depth to our art.
We decided to make an ombre sunset background with reds and oranges.
Then, we blended our background in.
Finally, we traced our outline with black chalk pastel in order to accentuate the lion in the picture!
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When I’m not chasing toddlers or raising tweens, you can find me tearing things up and putting them back together over here at Our Family Code.
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