Fog Art

Try my new art project!

fog art suncatcher

Fog is cool!  It was foggy here the other morning.  Fog creates layers that recede and disappear in the distance.  I thought it would be a fun art project for kids to try and simulate this effect with layers of tracing paper.  The way objects disappear in the distance also seems like a sequence so I decided to use a popular folktale as my subject and layer events with layers of trace or denser fog.

Here’s how…

  1. Pick a story and create a thumbnail sketch of your composition.  Have the things that come later in the story be smaller and recede in the background.
  2. Draw the elements of the story on construction paper and cut them out.  Then turned the shapes over to use them so you can’t see the pencil lines.
  3. Use a glue stick to attach the furthest object on the first piece of tracing paper, add a little glue to the four corners, and add a second piece of trace.
  4. Repeat step three until you have attached all your construction paper shapes.  In my composition I have four layers (the grandmother’s cottage, the wolf, the forest, then Little Red and her basket).

When you are finished hang it in a window to enhance the effect! 

This would be a fun activity to pair up with some folk tales. My favorites are the ones retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone. Here is an affiliate link to a selection of his books on Amazon (thanks for supporting Doodles and Jots).


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    • Thanks Lillian! I’m thinking its would be a nice illustration technique for a picture book : )

    • Thanks Larissa, I wish I could take credit for the lettering. It is a free font from dafont, forget the name right now.

    • Yes!
      I think maybe they could be really nice sun catchers if you could figure out a simple way to finish the border.

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