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Monday, April 25, 2016

Colorful Chameleon

Mrs. Johnson's 1st grade class 2016
Jalynn, Ashton, 
Anonymous, James, 
Amari, anonymous, 
Alexis & Kajal. 
Mrs. McGinley's 1st grade 2016

Andrew, Alivia, 
Anonymous, Mia, 
Lyric & Gunnar
Mrs. White's 2nd grade 2016
Student Examples (below)
Mrs. Jamison's 2nd grade

Jameson, anonymous, 
Trent, Selena, 
Daniela & Moses. 
Mrs. Groth's 1st grade
Books about these colorful creatures. 

Videos about Chameleons for kids

Happy Learning

Wild Kratz

Final step by Step
My How to Draw Videos

Part One, use a Pencil. Starting with the basics

Part Two, use pencil harder or marker. Adding the details. 

Sketch light first 

Step by step
Key: use a pencil lightly first!!
 I used a light colored marker to represent sketch mode. 
1. Big 1/2 circle "taco" @ top 

2. Beanie Hat (head) on 
Taco (body)

3. Eye and mouth on "beanie" 

4. Peek a Boo back eye

5. Spiral tail

6. Legs ( like a forward & backward 7)
7. Draw in tree limb. 2 horizontal & parallel lines. Top like should touch bottom of "7" leg. 

8. Foot 
The are like 2 big "C"s for foot and 2 little "c"s for toes. 

9. Back legs & toes
Final Step...
Use a marker now to put in creative details! 

Adding color ------
Can use tempera cakes. 
Arrange paints in color order
Paint chameleon in rainbow order. 
If rainbow end before done, make a rainbow pattern. 
Mrs. McGinley's 1st grade paint...
Gabriel & Ava 
Mrs. Johnson's 1st graders


Or you can use Watercolor Crayons
Are does not have to be fully filled in. 
Leave white room for it to fill in when water is applied. 
Apply water to crayon. Start at one end and work way down. 
Glue down onto colored construction paper. Use crayons to make patchy scribbles of colors that are in your chameleon's body. 
I used a peeled black crayon around edges to emphasize center colors and subject. 
Adding depth & space with foliage. 
Using green paper, draw leaves of many sizes. Outline with black market and use green and white crayons to color along lines marker lines (adds form). 
Drawing some larger leaves off edge will make it seem like we are peeking in on our chameleon. 
Cut and glue foliage.

Inspired by these other sources:

videos about chameleons

THe Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

A Color of His own by Leo Lionni

Why does a CHameleon Change Colors?


  1. Adding watercolor crayons to my art supply list.
    -Calli Mize-

  2. I have searched for the school smart brand I see in your picture here, with no luck. I would like to order some too.
    Lori from Memphis.