Task Card & Foldable Zine for Markers & Colored Pencil Techniques




Help your students get extraordinary results from their markers and colored pencils. The task cards and mixed media ideas in this lesson will help students try out some colored pencil and marker techniques that might be new to them. Rather than just coloring things in, they will experiment with patterns, layering, textures, gradients, and color mixing on a single sheet of paper that can be folded into a zine (booklet) that can be saved for future reference.

Students will use up to 12 task cards to guide them step-by-step through different art techniques. With the help of these task cards, students will be able to experiment with mixed media techniques that they can use in their next work of art.


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Your students will:

  • Fill up a zine booklet with 6 technique experiments involving light and dark colors by layering colors to create patterns, textures, gradients, and color mixing.

  • Fold the single sheet of paper into a zine (booklet) for future reference.


What You Get:

  • 12 task cards (3 pages)
  • 2 Zines (2 pages)
  • Zine Folding Instructions (1 page)
  • Pattern Ideas (1 page)
  • Teacher Instructions (2 pages)

>>>> A total of 9 pages! 


Here is a link to see an example of making a zine on Youtube.


My Collaborative Welcome Banner includes this lesson, so don’t buy both products!  

It can also inspire your students to use new techniques to add color to any ordinary coloring page!




These booklets were a big hit with my middle elementary students.  It gives them a mini-bootcamp prep for choice based art, and there is something about little books that kids love!

~ Virtually There



Why have I never thought of this?!  What a great lesson on using basic supplies to the next level.

~ Carolyn R.



Very useful as a resource for teacher demonstration or for independent learning. Great lesson using basic supplies.

~ A Colorful Mixture



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