Mission Drawing on Popsicle Sticks

I just found that one of my favorite discoveries, dry wax paper, also works with colored pencils. This means that white pencil crayon is now a color option, which is vital for an authentic looking mission drawing. This particular facade is always popular with my 4th graders, so I’ve made a worksheet (download HERE) to help students recreate their own.
1. Students get 9 jumbo popsicle sticks and glue together a board as shown. It is set aside to dry.
2. Students each use their worksheet to draw a mission in pencil.
3. A 6" square of dry wax paper is taped over the top of their drawing, and is traced with a thin, permanent marker.
4. The drawing is colored in with colored pencils. The white in particular needs to be colored heavily so that it has some impact when complete.
5. The drawing is cut out close to the box line. A mixture of 50/50 white glue and water is made and is generously spread all over the popsicle front and drawing back. The drawing is placed face up on the board, spread with more glue mixture, and smoothed with fingers to prevent air bubbles. Let dry and spray with glossy finish, if desired.
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