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Overlapping leaves!
project 3 #FALLBOX

To start your overlapping leaves, you will need to refer to practice sheet #3 to help you work through tracing leaves first.  This activity will help you see how the leaves create new shapes called overlaps. You will also learn how to add your own leaf to the space.

Materials:  Leaf Overlap practice sheet, pencil


Image by Math

1. Using the Overlapping practice sheet, select tones of blue.

2. Organize from light to dark for your waves.

3. Use the chalk to fill each wave.

4. Use white or lighter colors as highlights at the top of each wave.

5. Use darker colors as shadows at the bottom of each wave.

6. Fill each area and practice making each wave 3D.

7. Add oranges and yellows to the sky.

chalked summer skies


1. Draw 4-5 waves with pencil on the black paper.

2. Draw the sun and its rays.

3. Use glue to trace each line.

4. Let dry completely before moving forward.


5. Select blue colors of chalk ranging from light to dark.

6. Use the lightest color blue to fill the first wave.

7. Spread out the chalk thick and use your pointer finger to blend.

8. Tap excess powder off of your page.

9. Continue this process until all waves are filled, darker as you move back.

10. Use lighter tones (white and blues) to create highlights.

11. Use darker tones (blues and grey) to create shadows.

12. Fill waves and add value to make it 3D.

13.  Fill the sky last with yellows and oranges just as you practiced.

Image by Math

video tutorial


Follow along with the video below.  See the steps in order to help understand the process as you create your seascape. Be sure to draw your layered waves clearly and trace with glue in thick lines. Allow it to dry thoroughly before moving forward with chalk. 

Submit any questions here if you need DIY help. :)

Once you are done, click next to switch to the next chalk project.


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