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Crayola Tempera Mixing Medium Cave Paintings - Project #113

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Gray Construction Paper
Crayola Tempera Paint Mixing Mediums
Tempera Paint
Mixing Tray
Paint Brush
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Use the techniques shown in this project to make your own cave paintings (also known as "parietal art"). This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Tear the edges of a piece of 12x18" gray construction paper into the shape of a rock.
  • Step 2
    Squeeze Crayola Texture It!, plus white and black tempera onto a plastic tray. Dab the medium and paint on the paper with a sponge.
  • Step 3
    Crumple the wet paper into a ball.
  • Step 4
    Uncrumple, shape the paper in the form of a rock and allow it to dry. Sponge on highlights using the Pearl It! and Glitter It!
  • Step 5
    Using earthtones, add animals onto the paper with a paint brush.

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