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Art Using Train Tracks

Train Track Drawings

In my last blog post, I reviewed the book Old Tracks, New Tricks.  It is a super cute and creative book.

Old Tracks New Trick

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The book itself is good for up to about 1st or 2nd grade, in my opinion.  The kids at my school saw me drawing this train track picture and some of the 3rd graders wanted to try it.  I’m thinking 1st through 3rd grade might be best for this art project.  I will test it with the Kindergartners and let you know if they are able to do it.

The steps are simple and fun!  Lay the train tracks one at a time on to your paper.  Trace lightly with pencil.

 

Art using Train Tracks

Art with Train Tracks

Continue connecting and tracing train tracks on top of the ones you’ve already drawn.
Train Track Art Steps

Outline with a thin Sharpie or pen.

 

Train Track Drawing

Use crayons, colored pencils or markers to color in your designs.

Train Track Art Drawing

Materials I used include:

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.
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