Each black and white drawing was then saved in Dropbox and then imported from Dropbox and saved as a photo on each iPad. (This extra step, saves me from teaching my first graders how to use Dropbox.)
Each child is then asked to pick what composition they like the most and import it into the app Brushes and add color. I reminded them to create a second layer and place it on top the black and white drawing and begin to color. There was not limit on the colors they could use and whether they had to color in the background. I left this up to their artistic choices.
When they felt their piece was complete, they move the black and white layer to the front of the colored layer and press the multiply button to make the color come through leaving the neat black outline. We put our name on the piece and then copy it to photos.
I then move their piece to Dropbox so I can upload it to our Artsonia gallery. I can not get over how quickly the students pick up how to use the app and they usually teach me something in the process!