My older daughter and I gathered up crayons and colored pencils to play around with camouflage designs the other morning. I shared an image of our progress on Instagram and Facebook, and asked if anyone would like to play with some camo images. The answer was “yes,” so I pulled a printable together for those who are interested.
Coloring in Camouflage
The idea is simple.
- Collect 4 or 5 colors from the same hue together. These can be colors from the red family or green family, for example. Seen below: turquoise, light blue, grey-blue, royal blue, and blue.
- Fill in the bumpy sections with your choice of color.
My daughter had fun sorting all of our crayons and colored pencils into families of colors. Once she saw what we had to work with, she could see what colors she wanted to use.
And then we just had fun with it, relaxing with the colors. Not worrying too much about it. It was a great activity for the morning, and could be a nice drawing prompt for a lazy afternoon.
Why I like this project
- Children learn how to group colors by hue
- It’s a relaxing drawing activity
- The result is fun to look at
- It teaches an aesthetic appreciation of camouflage
History of Camouflage
Camouflage painting of uniforms unofficially launched during the Spanish-American war when troops smeared mud on their blue uniforms to become less obvious targets. This article form USA Today, A brief history of U.S. Military Camouflage, will tell you more about the evolution of camouflage.
Camouflage Coloring Pages Printable
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