Texture Plate for Monster Drawing

 
 
 
Wow! This texture plate is easy to make and kids really love using them! Check how I made cute monsters even cuter with my DIY texture plates and recycled crayons. Two great ways to save money in the art room!
 
 

Using Monsters

Kids love drawing monsters and monsters are a great way to get your students to try some new things!  I’ve got some posts about using monsters to teach about color.  

In this post, I’ll show you how to use monsters to teach about textures and adjectives.  You can find the Monster Drawing & Coloring using Textures & Adjectives lesson on my site and Teachers pay Teachers.
 
 
 

Let’s Talk Texture Plate!  

 
Making texture rubbings is fun and easy!
You can always buy texture rubbing plates, but if you are on a tight budget, here is an almost free way to create your own texture plates.
 
I found some used file folders and just glued labels over the old writing.  
You can download my texture labels for free
 
Cut the file folders in half at the fold.  
 
Used the half with the label tab as the background and the other piece to cut up and make the textures.  
 
I swapped colors so that I was using a different color to make the textures than the background.  
 
Here are some of the textures I created,  I think you’ll get the idea after you see a couple.  You don’t have to make yours look like mine.  You could even have your students make their own page, or pages to share with younger students.
 
 
 

Sample Textures

a furry texture from triangles
curls from swirls for a shappy texture
scaly texture from u's
a feathery texture from v's

Adjective Labels

  All of the textures are labeled with adjectives.  They are the same adjectives I use for the Monster Drawing pages. This is a fun way to integrate art with language arts. 

sample file folder textures

Using a Texture Plate for each Monster

texture monsters made from the file folder texture plates

Want to Learn More?

Get the steps for how I made the chunky crayons in the picture.  

Making Texture Plates:

Texture Blog Posts

Here are some fun monster drawing sets:

Social & Emotional Learning in Art

Click on this image to get a free copy of this infographic.

Remind yourself and others of the social and emotional benefits of art. This is a great graphic to include in parent newsletters or display in your room.

You can read more about Social Emotional Learning in Art in this blog post.


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A goofy-looking cartoon monster face drawn large on a piece of paper. The monster paper is overlapping a file folder with a texture made by gluing cut file folder scraps. The monster's body is colored in by a texture rubbing made with chunky crayons and the file folder that is below. The text says, "Monster: FILE FOLDER texture plates."
Stacey Peters

Stacey Peters

I create engaging drawing resources that help students build confidence and express themselves through art. I'm a former elementary art teacher of 25 years turned business owner. Giving you the tools you need to bring more drawing into your classroom brings me joy.

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