This is a great project to teach the idea of both figurative-type drawing and creating a sense of movement. I try and teach it every year to my Grade 5's. The book, that this lesson is based on, is also very charming and gives a wonderful message about being yourself.
I posted about this lesson a couple of years ago and you can see more of the steps HERE.
I tend to change up the background every year or so and have done it using liquid tempera, tempera cakes (seen below) and this year I'm trying a watercolour background.
The students draw their own giraffe dancing in a pose of their choice. They colour this using coloured pencils and outline it with a fine tip Sharpie. These are then cut out and glued carefully onto their background paper.
This display is always a crowd pleaser and makes everyone who views it smile!