Holy painted paper, Batman! How did I not try this before now? I cannot believe how much fun we've had over the last 3 weeks in 3rd grade. We spent two, 45 minute classes painting tempera on old, faded construction paper (RECYCLE!!!) Then we gave each class a theme, Aanimals, Dinosaurs and Outer Space. My student teacher had the kids create a drawing that they could cut apart when finished and use the pieces to trace onto the back of the painted paper. WOW! I get goosebumps when I look at what they've created so far. Here's a sneak peek!