Once the figures were put together with brads, the kids practiced moving them in various poses. I provided a few print outs of ballet and breakdancing poses to use as a reference. The figures needed some sticky tack to keep still while they were being traced.
Next step, color with oil pastels-- no white spots and no sloppy coloring! The kids did a fantastic job. Last part of the drawing was a simple shading exercise-- a little white and brown went a long way. For the background, I filled spray bottles with liquid dyes and let them spray away. They were very responsible about it and the splashes of color really captured the action nicely.