Step 1: Draw a horizon line near the center of their paper. Next draw two almost vertical lines that intersect with the horizon line to make the sides of the lighthouse. The lines will be closer together at the beginning and gradually move farther apart. Leave a couple of inches at the top and bottom of the paper for the roof and cliff.
Step 2: Connect the top of the lines together with a line that curves up in the middle, and then curves back down to the other line (like a frown). This will be the top of the lighthouse without the roof. To make the bottom of the lighthouse, draw a line that curves down in the middle and then curves back up (like a smile).
Step 3: Draw a triangle or half circle to make the roof for the lighthouse. On top of the roof add a decorative finale.
Step 4: Add stripes or diamonds on the lighthouse. Any horizontal lines on the lighthouse that are above the horizon line will curve up slightly in the middle (like a frown). Any horizontal lines below the horizon line will curve down (like a smile).
Step 5: Add a small house on the side of the lighthouse for the lighthouse keeper. Draw a cliff around the lighthouse.
Step 6: Make sure to leave a space at the top of the lighthouse next to the roof for the light to shine out over the water. Large boulder shapes can be added at the bottom of the paper.
Step 7: Color with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. Students could trace drawings with thin permanent markers and paint with watercolors or tempera paint cakes. Try to add darker shades of color on one side of the lighthouse to make it look rounder. Use yellows and oranges to make the light look like it is glowing at the top of the lighthouse.
Step 8: Print student’s name legibly at least an inch from the edge of the paper so the name will not be lost in printing.