Red touch yellow, hurt a fellow. Red touch black, friend of Jack.
Generations of campers have memorized this little rhyme to help them distinguish harmless snakes, like the milk snake here, from the similarly colored but poisonous coral snake. It's hard to tell the difference in the wild, so it's best to keep your distance from all snakes that have red, yellow, and black bands.
Today we are drawing a milk snake, so there's nothing to fear.
Follow the directions below to draw your snake, and you'll have a chance to see your artwork published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News on Sept. 1, 2018. Details for submission are below. Happy drawing! We'll post another art lesson next week.
Children are invited to send or email copies of their work to us at the address or the email below. Phone pictures are fine. One drawing weekly will be selected for publication on Sept. 1 and the selected artists will receive a prize.
Be sure to include your name, age, mailing address, and email or phone number.