The Grade 1 Artists are hard at work in a Sharing the Planet Unit that explores the interdepence of humans and plants. We made these mixed media pieces by using masking tape on watercolor paper to divide it up into spaces. Next we made some leaf rubbings in each space using crayons. Liquid watercolor was up next, they figured out which colors really made their leaf rubbings pop.
I removed the tape for them when everything was dry to minimize ripping-- then the kids got to use hone their printmaking skills with leaves from the playground. I can't wait to mount them on black paper!