I can’t say I ever used Flash Cards for their intended purpose, usually employing them as a visual word bank for students learning English while teaching in Toronto, converting them into games etc. This is one simple way to use them as a drawing prompt. Materials Book holders (these can be purchased at school supply shops, office supply shops etc.) Flash cards Pencils/erasers Paper (we used cardstock as it is a bit thicker and we wanted to use watercolour) Optional Watercolour pencil crayons Water Paintbrushes Sentence strips We always find these items helpful too: Smock Craft tray Directions Set out your book holders and place the flash cards on each of them. Providing a few options allows for choice. Sketch out what you see in the photograph, looking at some of the shapes within the composition. Will you add a background? One pointer that was always helpful in teaching art was using a light line that allows for easy erasing. This is the perfect time to point out that creating is an act of perseverance- keep trying until you achieve what you intended and are proud of. Art takes adjustments and requires a slow and careful approach. Don your smock. Colour or shade in the areas with your watercolour pencil crayons. Add water to create the paint. Allow to dry overnight. On a sentence strip, add the label for your creation if you like and hang it up under your work when you display it. Purpose Using different materials. Using labels (which creates an opportunity to expand one’s vocabulary) and understand the purpose of a label. Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.