Near and Far
Use several layers of paper to make a landscape appear more three-dimensional and realistic.
- One sheet of plain paper
- Two sheets of tracing paper
- Markers or crayons
- Tape or glue
- If necessary, cut the plain paper and/or tracing paper to the same size.
- Have your child draw the background of a landscape on the plain paper.
- The objects in the background should look small and far away.
- Lay a sheet of tracing paper over the plain paper and attach it at the top with a bit of tape or glue.
- Have your child add more details to the landscape by drawing on the sheet of tracing paper.
- These objects should be bigger than those in the background so they appear nearer.
- Now attach another sheet of tracing paper on top of the first.
- On the top sheet of tracing paper, have your child draw the foreground of the landscape.
- The objects in the foreground should be the largest so that they appear the closest.
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