After reading Lost & Found, from our Houghton Mifflin Reading series, my 3rd graders drew pictures of themselves falling into the lost & found. The idea was inspired by the awesome watercolors displayed in the blog Oodles of Art , Falling Back in Space Portraits.
Our crayon drawings were done during the first few weeks of school and I was amazed at how hard the class worked on their individual projects. The paper was quite large, 18"x24". Often kids balk at coloring even an 8 1/2"x 11" sheet of paper, but everyone was eager to work on this. Kids traced their hands & feet and I cut out an oval they could trace to determine the size of the face.
It would be cute to have "stuff"dumped in the lost & found in the background, but they were ready to be finished by the time they got to this part.
|Love the hair!|
|The boys seemed to think that lips looked feminine & preferred to draw big empty holes for mouths|
|You sometimes have that one child who has||skills way beyond his/her years!|