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Cave Art Craft

MommyO brings you any day art with everyday materials!

Create like Artist Unknown in Bird-Headed Man with a Bison.

Before you start the artsy craft — have you seen the blog and vlog yet?

finished Cave Art Craft with colorful crayon drawing of family with horse, sun, cloud on kraft paper
Create a 'Cave Art Craft' for hands-on fun storytelling with art — cave style!

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The following fun, hands-on artsy craft is designed to help you feel like a Paleolithic artist! You’ll be creating your own cool cave drawing using the same prehistoric palette as the artists who painted Bird-Headed Man with a Bison at Lascaux, France!

Before you begin, think about some of your most favorite family stories. Discuss the stories and how to depict them in a drawing. This cave art craft is the perfect way for you to experience storytelling with art!

Bird-Headed Man with a Bison as inspiration for Cave Art Craft


• Kraft Paper (Brown Paper Bag)

• Scissors

• Black Crayon

• White Crayon

• Brown Crayon

• Red Crayon

• Yellow Crayon

Cave Art Craft materials with scissors, paper bag, and colorful crayons
Everything you need to create a 'Cave Art Craft.'


Cut a large rectangular piece from the kraft paper. If using a brown paper bag, plan for using a side with no printing.

Cave Art Craft step 1 with kraft paper, scissors

Crumple the kraft paper — then smooth the paper flat so that you can create the appearance of rock on which to draw your cave art and tell your story.

Cave Art Craft step 2 with crumpled kraft paper

Now, thinking about your most favorite family stories, create a cave drawing on the kraft paper. Use the black crayon to outline the objects in your drawing; then fill in your objects using white, brown, red, and yellow — all colors similar to the pigments available to prehistoric man.

Cave Art Craft step 3 with black outline drawing on crumpled kraft paper, red, brown, black, yellow, white crayons

Remember, the purpose of your drawing is storytelling with art. You want your artwork to tell a story that people will be able to understand thousands of years from today — just like those on the walls and ceilings at Lascaux.

Once you’re done, hang your cave art on the refrigerator or wall (or even on the ceiling) and pretend you’re a prehistoric cave-dweller, just like the artists who painted our featured artwork named Bird-Headed Man with a Bison.

finished Cave Art Craft on easel in Art to Know with MommyO vlog set

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