As the year winds down having art class and using a lot of materials can be daunting.  Let’s admit it, we just don’t want to drag everything out AGAIN! But here’s an easy art project you can do and tie into a unit on ancient Greek civilization. It only requires a few materials and produces a very nice project.

Greek Olympic Art Project

You will need:

  1. Black and reddish-orange construction paper
  2. Markers
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue sticks


  1. Print samples of ancient Greek Olympic silhouettes to inspire your students
  2. Instruct them to cut the black paper so that it is two-thirds the height of the reddish-orange paper. This way the images will fit onto the the reddish-orange paper while still leaving room to draw a Greek-style border.
  3. Have students draw three figures on the black paper who are competing in the same event, but are in different poses.
  4. After the students have cut out their figures, allow them to glue them in what they consider the best positions on the reddish-orange paper.
  5. Instruct them to use a black marker to draw a border across the top and lower half of the paper, but not on the sides.

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