The kids had a ball working on this project! We made our own scratch art paper, and then they scratched out their very own version of Paul Klee's Fish Magic. It took 3 weeks but it was worth it!
First, the children covered the posterboard with crayons. Then the next week, they covered the entire paper with black tempera paint. The next week, they used wooden sticks to scratch the designs into the paper. I think they turned out great!
The 4th grade kids really enjoyed working on these. We used old book pages from an interior design book the public library gave me. The students drew the castle of their own and then outlined them with Sharpies. Then the next week they painted them with watercolors. They just make me happy!
The kids have had a ball making a chalky mess this week!
We had chalk everywhere! The kids thought this was a great project...One of my first graders said, "This was the best day ever! We got to make art and get really messy at the same time! I love it!" They crack me up. :)