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Monday, September 1, 2014

Doodle Desert

Mrs. Meledki's 3rd grade Tuesday Art
(Above) Arooba, Devyn & Evy

Mrs. Hall's 3rd grade Friday class 
(Above; Armondo, Ava & Connor)


Mr. Cramer's 4th grade Friday ArtClass
(Above: Arnez, Lisa M., Preston, 
Kirsten & Ali)

Madison & Sabrina (above),
4th grade McMillian's class

Mrs. May's 3rd grade Wednesday art
Above; Adrianne, Adriana R.

Supplies; thick paper,
thick Sharpie, washable markers
Knowledge; concentric circles, contour lines, line variety, color blending, watercolor control.
Draw cactus lightly with pencil first! 
Then when it looks right, maker it darker with marker.
Buy the poster that says this here at my TeacherPayTeacher store. 

Draw hills, sun, and cactus. Outline with permanent market. 
Use concentric circles around sun & contour lines in cactus and hills. Outline with permanent marker. 
Fill in lines with doodles of line patterns and designs using a permanent marker. 

Use the washable markets to make bold thick outlines around each space in design. Use a wAter filled brush to bring the marker lines inward to fill in towards center. 
Tuesday class 4th grade...

Step by Step Guide

Below is a slight different version of cactus doodle.


  1. I love your site. It's simple and clear. Thanks.

    1. Aw, thank you. When my artsy fartsy spaghetti brain is all jumbled up, it helps me to iron out my plans to basic simple steps ;) thanks for reading.

  2. Your lesson was the inspiration for desert art in my class last week:
    http://scottishprimarycolourists.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/doodle-deserts.html (unfortunately I didn't get around to taking many pictures)
    Thanks for the great idea and detailed post!

  3. Love this which I came across on Pinterest. I think I will use a similar process with the people who come to the Gratitude Journaling group at the mental health and addiction service I work at in New Zealand.
    Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

  4. Love your art lessons! I will keep those steps in mind to teach my students! ;)

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  6. I'm the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured gorgeous desert project! You can see it here:


    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we'd love for you to submit them. Thanks for a great project idea!

    1. Awesome! Thank you for featuring the project.
      God Bless,

  7. What a great idea... and THANK you for the step-by-step instructions! I teach my 'GrandWonders' art and am sooooo reliant on teachers like you to come up with projects they will enjoy. Blessings!!

  8. thank you so much for taking something easy and making it awesome! its been along time since ive gotten into my art box, but the itch has happened and i must find something to do!!! thanks again

    pru from maryland