Ancient Petroglyphs

Have the kids make their own Ancient Petroglyphs. Petroglyphs are rock carvings done in prehistoric times are are found all over the world! The most Petroglyphs can be found in South Western North America, Australia, Africa, Scandinavia, and Siberia.

Ages: 4 and Up

Here's what you'll need...

• White crayon
• White paper
• Rock colored paint
• Paint brush (large is best)

Here's how to make it...

1. On a piece of white paper draw your petroglyph with the white crayon. People and animals were always a big focus in petroglyphs. Think about the types of animals that live in the region you are drawing.

2. Paint over top of your crayon drawing. The wax in the crayon will not absorb the paint so it will show through. Brush on the paint, and keep brushing until your paint brush seems dry, keep brushing over top of the crayon. It is important to not put thick paint on top of your petroglyph, or it won't show through!




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