Homeschool Art Project – Stencils

Art Project – Stencil

Continuing to build on our line project, we will now add stencils.  The stencils do not have to be anything fancy.  I used what I could find in my kitchen and a CD case.  It is amazing what kind of art designs you can create with a couple of lids and small boxes.

Additionally, this project also helps young artist learn their shapes – circles, squares, rectangles, etc.

Materials Needed

    • Paper (In order not to waste paper, this can be the backside of line project)
    • Pencil
    • Marker or pen and crayon
    • Small Lids and Boxes for Stencils


(1) Lay your paper out and begin to trace around the lids and boxes with a pencil.  You can make all kinds of interesting design by overlapping the stencils.

(2) Now begin to trace around the pencil marks with a marker or pen.  Try to use some of the different lines you created in the Line Project.  Once you are done you should have an interesting piece of geometric artwork to hang up.

You also have the option of using crayons or water color (depending on what kind of paper you are using).  The color can add another layer of depth to your artwork.  Below are a few more samples.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Let me know if you have any questions and please share some of your creations with me on facebook!


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