1. On a black sheet of construction paper, students draw images pertaining to ancient civilizations using a glue bottle. Have them spread out the images keeping them simple, not much detail, throughout the paper. Make sure students are working well above the paper so that they don’t smear any of the glue. Also, remind students not to touch the paper with their glue tip as they are drawing the images so that the glue marks can be puffy. Keep art project on top of a mat to keep surface area clean.
2. Let the glue dry overnight.
3. Proceed by coloring the dark surface, not the glue lines, with colored chalk and smudge the chalk into place with a cutip or finger tip.
4. Finalize the artwork by adding a hint of white paint on a round porous sponge and lightly tapping it over the surface of the colored sheet. You can use a paper plate to dab some paint onto the sponge and repeat the dabbing process until the whole surface has been lightly tapped with the sponge. Make sure to dab over the dried glue so that the paint can mark up the images previously drawn with glue.
5. Stop dabbing as soon as you notice a rock-like effect and you are satisfied with your work. Overly dabbing with the sponge can cover up your previous work.
Black construction paper, Elmer’s glue, colored chalk pastels, round porous sponges, paper plates, examples of ancient artwork, cutips (optional), washcloths and mats to keep area clean.