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Drawing with an Eraser

eraser drawing art project for kids
This is a surprisingly thought-provoking project. The steps are straightforward, but it’s such a different way of creating that I’m sure many new brain connections were forged as C(9) and I worked!

The project comes from our favourite art book of the moment, 52 Art Labs For Kids.

52 Art Labs For Kids

What You Need

  • drawing paper
  • charcoal
  • white or shiny objects (e.g. kitchenware or bottles)
  • kneadable eraser
  • newspaper and a damp cloth to catch charcoal dust and wipe mucky hands
  • (optional) fixer spray

What You Do

Step 1: Arrange your still life

Take a few moments to observe the lightest and darkest parts of the arrangement.

Step 2: Cover your paper with charcoal

Hold your charcoal on its side and rub it all over the paper, leaving a white border around the edges.

drawing with an eraser art project for kids

Step 3: Outline the objects

“Draw” a faint outline of the objects with your eraser.

Step 4: Draw the details

Continue with the eraser, filling in details of the lightest highlighted shapes.

 

drawing with an eraser art project for kids

 

Step 5: Deepen darker areas

Use charcoal to deepen darker areas and add shadows.

drawing with an eraser art project for kids

 

We were really pleased with how our compositions turned out.

drawing with an eraser art project for kids

 

The back of my mind, meanwhile, is contemplating how drawing with an eraser might be a useful ¬†metaphor for life. I’ll let you know when I’ve figured that one out!

 

eraser drawing art project for kids

 

For more creative ideas, visit Hobbies and Handicrafts at Highhill Education.

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