The first step was to upload an ice cream cone drawing from photos into brushes. I drew two different types of cones in brushes, prior to the lesson and then saved the drawings in Dropbox. With the help of my daughter, we downloaded the two drawings onto each iPad in photos. This is an extra step for me but I wanted to avoid trying to teach my first graders how to download images from Dropbox.
I included both ice cream cone drawings as files at the bottom of this post, just in case you'd like to use them.
Next we had to create a second layer on top of the drawing to "color in" using the color spectrum or order of the rainbow. This introduced the students to the color wheel and how to change colors and the thickness of the lines they used to color their ice cream cone. If the line was too thick they couldn't color neatly and if the line was too thin they would need an entire school year to fully color their ice cream.
The final step was to move the black line drawing to the front of the color layer to have a neat black outline to their work. If you loose your color when you place this layer on top, just press the multiply button and the color will come through.
I can't get over how quickly all the first graders picked up using the Brushes app! Please let them know how wonderful their work turned out. My students amaze me each and every day. Way to go first grade!