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3-Ingredient Art 5/6 Lesson Plans

A 24-page booklet that includes three simple art lessons for grades 5 & 6 using basic art supplies: paper, paint, oil pastel or marker. Drawing handouts, photo tutorials and student art galleries take the guess work out of teaching these lessons.

Collage dancers inspired by the paper cuttings of Henri Matisse, students use scraps of colored paper to create their own paper dancer. This lesson is a perfect platform for teaching color, motion and mood through art. I’ve found that all ability levels adapt well to this project.

Watercolor Iguanas & Chameleons: Using the how-to-draw and Idea Sheet handouts, students draw an iguana or chameleon. Photo tutorials show how a few watercolor techniques can turn this project from basic to dramatic.

Gunslingers and Outlaws: Who can resist those nasty Gunslingers & Outlaws A fun alternative to portrait drawing, “Outlaws” is a huge hit with my fifth and sixth grade students. Learn how to draw a hat and how to “age” a painting. How-to-draw handouts included. A great opportunity to tie in a creative writing piece by naming the outlaw and providing his story.

If you need to add variety to your art lesson curriculum, these lessons should do it. This 24-page booklet includes supply lists, photo-tutorials of children (not adults!) creating the artwork and of course, the ever-popular student gallery.

Handouts Included:
How-to-Draw an Iguana
Iguana and Chameleon Idea Sheets
Rainforest Leaves Idea Sheet
Creating Hands & Feet from Paper
Templates for Matisse-Inspired Dancer

Also included…
How-to-Paint an Iguana with watercolors
Photo-tutorial for cutting hair and skirts from paper
Western lettering instruction

Click to see 3-Ingredient Art Grades 5 & 6 in the DSS Shop


  1. I purchased the 3 ingredient art. I have however lost the pdf. Can you please email it to me.

    Lindsay Sanders

    March 1, 2011

    • No problem Lindsay. I’ll forward your request to tech support.


      March 1, 2011

  2. I purchased the 3 ingredient art. I did not try the link until today and I was too late. Can you please email it to me as i have Open House this week? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lori Glasky

    May 23, 2011

    • Anytime you forget to download or can’t find a link, shoot me off an email. Emailing a direct link is easy!


      September 19, 2011

  3. I ordered the 5/6 three ingredient art but never got the PDF link. Could you send it to me please?


    December 12, 2011

    • I forwarded your comment to Neil so he can search for your order. He will send you a direct link. Meanwhile, double check the Customer Support page FAQ. Some common problems often occur.


      December 12, 2011

  4. Hi there Patty!
    Happy New Year to you….looking forward to 2012 and all the new fun lessons to be seen on your site! I purchased this booklet a few months ago and have not needed it until now. My laptop crashed befor Xmas and seems to have cleared most items including this. Can you refer me to tech support or email it again please? Kindest Regards, Sinéad


    January 5, 2012

    • Neil found your order and sent you a link. Enjoy!


      January 5, 2012

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