Near and Far

by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
Use several layers of paper to make a landscape appear more three-dimensional and realistic.

Near and Far


Use several layers of paper to make a landscape appear more three-dimensional and realistic.

Materials

  • Scissors
  • One sheet of plain paper
  • Two sheets of tracing paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Tape or glue

Directions

  1. If necessary, cut the plain paper and/or tracing paper to the same size.
  2. Have your child draw the background of a landscape on the plain paper.
  3. The objects in the background should look small and far away.
  4. Lay a sheet of tracing paper over the plain paper and attach it at the top with a bit of tape or glue.
  5. Have your child add more details to the landscape by drawing on the sheet of tracing paper.
  6. These objects should be bigger than those in the background so they appear nearer.
  7. Now attach another sheet of tracing paper on top of the first.
  8. On the top sheet of tracing paper, have your child draw the foreground of the landscape.
  9. The objects in the foreground should be the largest so that they appear the closest.