This lesson was inspired by a lesson from Deep Space Sparkle. The objective of this 2nd grade lesson is to create a printed texture and to paint a furry texture, as well as linking to books and nature. The following books were the helpful for creating imagery ideas:
After reading the stories of winter's first snow, we researched the types of animals that hibernate and practiced drawing them. We used rubber leaf molds to make the autumn leaf prints in the background, since real leaves are a bit crumbly this time of year. We practiced using different kinds of brushes and brushwork to create the textures of the critters. The final results are just adorable.