So of course the scaly fish project put in my mind that this technique would be lovely for lizards and dinosaurs!
So that's what we did.
So our tools were sand, pastel chalks, glue, tempera paints, a bit of plastic mesh, a rag, and a paintbrush.
For our desert scene, we drew our back ground.
We outlined it with heavy black marker
colored the sky with blue pastel
and then began our sand hills.
We painted glue into one section at a time,
then sprinkled sand onto that section
patted it down
and then poured the excess back into its sand bowl.
We did that for all sections of our back ground.
For our lizard and dinosaurs, we first drew the outline on heavy paper.
Next came the fun sponging part,
we squirted a tad of paint onto our rag-filled mesh bag, then brushed it on evenly and lightly over the mesh.
We pressed our mesh onto our drawn animals,
and then changed colors and did it again.
After the animals were dry, we added the pastel colors to add depth to our creatures.
We cut them out,
And I love their beautiful creations!