I was out for a couple days with a sub earlier this year (around Valentine’s Day) and I found this easy dot picture idea. Since it was around Valentine’s Day, I left in my plans that kids could make hearts for their design or if they wanted to draw a different design that was fine too. The steps are simple and easy, which is great for a substitute lesson. I usually don’t leave paint for sub lessons, but I figured Q-tips would be easy to clean-up. When I returned, we read a Scholastic Art magazine about Pointillism.
1. Draw a simple shape or design on a square piece of paper. (No actual reason for the square, but I like the kids to experiment with different sizes and shapes of paper.)
2. Outline in black paint or Sharpie.
3. Use Q-tips to paint dots in areas of the shape.