Draw a Monarch
What You'll Need
The Materials The Materials
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  • monarch outline drawing: print this out!
     
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  • research materials: Gather color photos and illustrations of monarch butterflies. Here is a photo to get you started.
     
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  • 1 hard pencil (#3) for tracing: hard pencils make soft, light lines and are good for tracing pictures.
     
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  • 1 soft pencil (#1 or #2) for outlining and filling in the picture: soft pencils make hard, dark lines and are good for making a heavier outline.
     
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  • 4 colored pencils: tan and orange pencils for the monarch butterfly, light-and-dark green pencils for the background.
     
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  • paper to draw on
     
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  • 1 pink pearl eraser: just in case!
     
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  • magnifying glass (optional): you'll find an inexpensive magnifying glass at any stationery store—it will help you to look closely and see more detail.
     
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  • print out and read the "What To Do" pages before you start, then have a go!