We began by dissecting the image to discover exactly which shapes and lines we would need.
Now they listen to my oral directions and add the rest of the pieces!
Once the drawing is complete, we always outline our work with a black crayon. We used watercolor paint for the lion's face and tempera paint for his mane. As we draw, I always ask the kids how they could turn their drawing into something else. I got some great answers with the lions! Around steps 1 and 2 the kids said they could stop with the lion and make a flip flop instead. Once we added ears, a lot of kids said we could stop and turn him into a bear or a monkey.