Expressive Monkey has made 13 Monster Coloring Pages just to make sure your students have some extra fun! You can use the Monster Coloring Pages as an extra activity for early finishers, or use the pages to teach color theory or as writing inspiration.
If you want to make this a Contrasting Color Lesson, start by filling out the contrasting colors sheet. I'm going to use red and green. Red and green are color complements because they are across from each other on the color wheel. Color complements make each other appear brighter when they are placed next to each other.
You could pick another color lesson, like warm and cool colors instead, or just use your choice of colors.
I'm using markers first to outline the monster and fill in some of the smaller areas. Notice that I've used a light and dark red (pink is a light red) as well as a light green. I'll use a dark green for the large areas of the body.
To make the body of the monster more interesting, I've placed a piece of wallpaper under the paper. The wallpaper has a texture, so it is affecting the way my crayon covers the paper. This is call a texture rubbing. Some tips for a good texture rubbing:
• Use a flat part of the crayon for this.
• Hold down on the paper and texture as you color so that they don't shift.
• Use firm pressure.
Expressive Monkey has 13 different Monster Coloring Pages to chose from.
I hope you have fun using textures, colors and monsters together!