This is a really adorable raccoon project that I knew would be perfect for my Grade 3's.
I found the lesson HERE on the ARTventurous blog.
I laid out two different shades of brown construction paper (9 x 12") as well as grey and let kids choose one for their raccoon drawing. 90% went with the light brown for some reason ;)
I also laid out black and white wax crayons- next time I'll use oil pastels as they just end up brighter and bolder with less effort. I also laid out green construction paper for the background.
I demonstrated how to draw the raccoon and then let my kids go to town. They drew on their brown construction paper in pencil first.
Then they passed over all their lines in black wax crayon.
Then they coloured in their raccoon markings using black and white wax crayons.
Once coloured, they bubble cut them out. This all took about 40 minutes.
The next class the kids glued their raccoons onto green construction paper....
and then added some fir trees using wax crayons.