Easy Overlapping Design

Grade Level: 3rd+


  • white construction paper (I used 9″ x 12″ in the example)
    • water color paper would also work nicely
  • pencil
  • markers to color (crayons or colored pencils would also work)
  • shape or object to trace
    • ideas: scissors, glue bottle, clothes pin, key, magnifying glass, etc.


  1. Using a pencil, trace object several times in various positions around the paper.
  2. Choose to erase (like example) certain lines to give a layered effect of the traced objects.  If you don’t erase the lines, the outcome will still look neat.  If you don’t erase, color each section a different color.


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