The colorful elephant is one of my favorite projects. Each one is so different even though we do the drawing as a class. The students follow me as I draw the elephant on the board, they draw the elephant line by line with a yellow crayon. It is very hard to see until you add the watercolor. These elephants were created by first and second graders.
Side note: I had a 2nd grader tell me that she was so honored to meet "a REAL artist" and could she have my autograph. It has been a good first week.