We then sketched our design while practicing using a ruler for all straight lines. Once the sketch was complete, we talked individually about the style and surface materials before redrawing the design onto large white paper.
The structure was drawn near the top of the paper and colored with colored pencils. A tree was added second. The branches were traced from tag-board patterns. The tree trunk and additional items like a ladder and background were drawn last. Payons or watercolor crayons were used to add color to the outline of the tree. Plain water was used to drag the color from the edges of the tree to the inside to fill in completely. This lesson idea was shared with me by Sherry Sanning from Garrett Elementary. My lesson plan can be found here.