This was a cool project insofar that we didn’t use watercolors. Instead we used water based markers to achieve the color effect.
This is a great lesson to focus on vanishing points and near vs. far perspective, though the kids thought the scarecrows looked a bit creepy so up-close. Ha! Because of that, some of them even purposefully made their scarecrows more like “scary-crows.” I have the best kids. 🙂
This project was a bit challenging to teach, because I had to constantly remind the kids to think of each area as a “shape” when they were outlining it with the marker because that’s where the color was pulled from when the water was added. That was a hard concept for them to get. HOWEVER, if we ever use this marker/watercolor technique again, they’ll have it down pat.
Here are the kids in the process of creating them:
Here are some of the “scarey-crows” and scarecrows that were made: