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Sandpaper Color Pencil Owls

You will love these Sandpaper Color Pencil Owls as much as we did.

We’ve had a few packages of black sandpaper in the cabinet for a few years, and Miss Katie had the idea for our kids in our older camp draw little feathers on it with colored pencils. We loved the vibrant results so much we decided to do a larger project with the younger kids: Sandpaper Color Pencil Owls.  And we are now out of sandpaper.

We used painter’s tape to temporarily tape four sheets of sandpaper together so the overall size was pretty large, then taught an owl drawing project. When they were done applying color with colored pencils to their owls, we removed the painter’s tape on the back and then mounted them on white poster board with a little space in between, to give the effect that they were perched in a window.  The colored pencils reminded us a lot of what we love about chalk pastel, without all the dust and smudging and fading.

We loved this project, although imagine for a minute how the surface of the sandpaper literally EATS the colored pencils alive. We almost burned up our pencil sharpener that day! But it was totally worth it!

Sandpaper Color Pencil Owls - Art projects for kids

Sandpaper Color Pencil Owls - Art projects for kids

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Sandpaper Color Pencil Owls

Sandpaper Color Pencil Owls – Art projects for kids

Sandpaper Color Pencil Owls

Sandpaper Color Pencil Owls

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