cave paintings step by step

How to make cave paintings step by step?

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One of the factors that go into planning an art project for a large group of children is cost. Even the price of materials for simple crafts can add up if you are not careful in selecting the craft technique. Many crafts can be created from recycled materials, items that can be found around the house, or other products of a reasonable price. Then we will present the Rock Paintings.

Steps to make cave paintings

You will need to:

  • Stones or other rock materials
  • Paints
  • Fabrics
  • Scissors
  • Diary paper
  • Lacquer spray

Follow these steps:

  1. Ask each child to bring an exciting rock from home. Informal that the easiest way to paint rocks is to use rocks with smooth surfaces. Wash each stone carefully and allow it to dry.
  2. Provide latex paints or craft poster paints for children to paint their stones.
  3. Provide fabric scraps and googly eyes for project enhancement.
  4. After the rocks have been completed, place them on newspaper in a well-ventilated area and spray them with an acrylic clear lacquer spray. An adult must do this step.
  5. Use the rocks as paperweights indoors or put them outside to decorate terraces and gardens.
  6. Do not let children spray hairspray as they could inhale it.

Second step to make cave paintings

  • Butcher paper of the measures we want
  • Carbon paper
  • Scissors
  • Coal
  • Brushes
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic colors
  • Oil colors
  • Brushes
  • Example Cave Paintings to serve as a guide
  • Drawings of animals or symbols to fix us to make our own templates.

Instructions for making cave paintings

Gather all the materials that you have and those that you will use in this activity.

Use a place where you can put a tablecloth that you can stain and nothing happens.

Make this craft alone or with all the people you want, the more people, the better, and the more ideas we have.

Draw the outlines of animals such as bison, deer, and buffalo on the paper of the base material cardboard.

Cut them to apply as a template.

Now is the time when we are going to use our templates on top of the butcher paper that we will already have prepared and we can use charcoal to get the outline of our figure or with our brush to blur the shape.

Use as many templates and swap their positions in the background as many times as you like to create the scene you want.

Add the symbols and the different colored spots or crayons between the different animals or templates.

These symbols can include stick figures, bows, arrows, fire, etc.

Keep going until you have a scene full of cave paintings.

Before you know it, you or your child will have created their own creative life-size prehistoric scene.

Tips for making cave paintings

  1. Inform us about things from history to better carry out the craft.
  2. Have fun.
  3. Do not overload cave painting: Simplicity is the best painting.
  4. Use all the materials you want, but of the same type in the same painting.
  5. Use your own templates, or you can also buy them on the Internet and combine them.
  6. You can also print symbols and cut them out and use them as templates.

It is an ideal activity for camps or colonies in which we want to explain complicated concepts to children through a dynamic activity in which the groups are active parts of the story that they can rewrite.