This week we were in charge of having the students do an art project that would then be turned in to a fundraiser item their parents could buy. Parents have the choice of their children's art being on a coffee mug, apron, notecards, etc. I was overwhelmed with the idea because the sample ideas they gave us were for grades 4 and 5 and seemed like they'd be quite overwhelming for my small fries.
So I went to google and found this site called The Crayon Lab that had some ideas for projects. We found this art lesson inspired by Henri Rousseau and it was pretty darn cute.
I knew my time was limited to...well...yesterday afternoon...and we didn't have access to the art room for paints so we settled with crayons and construction paper. We learned about Henri Rousseau before we started and then went over some basic shapes. We used crayons for the animals, outlined with black Sharpie, and green construction paper for the leaves.
The students were really happy with how they turned out and spent their Friday Choice time at the art center drawing other animals. I love it when lessons inspire them. The projects turned out pretty a-dorable and I'm hoping the parents love them as much as I do!