Here's a great way of making your pictures look like they're made from electric neon light - like those in nightclubs or trendy cafés!

You will need:
  • Black paper
  • White pencil
  • Lots of different coloured chalk
First you need to design a picture onto some dark paper, like black card, using a white pencil.

Do it lightly and with not too much detail. Keep it simple, big and bold.
Now the fun bit! You need some coloured electric neon light!

Yes... it's just coloured chalk! But the effect is just as good.
Pick a good neon colour like electric blue, pink or purple and carefully go over all of the lines in your picture.

Make nice thick lines that follow the original.
Then carefully go over all the lines with your finger.

Just follow the direction of the lines rubbing backwards and forwards. Try not to smudge the lines outwards!
Now to turn the neon lights on, take a white chalk and with the sharp edge, go over all the lines again.

This time just use the sharp edge to create a thin bright white line down the middle of the existing lines.
You could even leave little gaps between the white lines to make them look even more like an electric neon striplight.
Lettering looks good too, especially if you do it in a different colour.
When you've finished, you'll have a brilliant electric neon drawing.
They make great posters!

If you like, you could try different designs. How about this jazz club design?
Or a cool skiier?

Try it yourself!