Level: Intermediate (3-5/6)

Grade From: 4

Grade To: 4


Teacher Presentation: 30 minutes. Art/Decoration: 40 minutes - 1 hour. Kite Assembly: 40 minutes - 1 hour. Post Discussion: 20 minutes. Total: 130 - 170 minutes.


Students will paint a background and add stenciled com- plementary colors to build a surface with visual texture.

Curriculum Integration: 

Developed and tested in conjunction with a local school and a visual arts consultant, this lesson plan was designed to integrate Washington State visual arts learning standards with a kite making activity. With specific targets, criteria and instructions, this lesson creatively teaches art learning standards.

Art Criteria Met:  

Identifies and uses complementary colors

Uses texture in two dimensional work

Lesson Planning: Lesson plan (PDF file)

Materials You Supply: Scissors; Scotch tape; markers, pens, crayons, and/or watercolors, per student

View the lesson plan (PDF file) for detailed instructional strategies.