We read all about bats and then sponge painted around them. We wrote three bat facts on a graphic organizer.
This is the best nonfiction book about bats!
This is what we used to sponge paint around the bats. They are tempera cakes...way less messy and they don't get too much paint on the sponge so it makes for a nice textured look. We sponged around the edges in cool colors and then around the bats in warm colors to make them pop.
The students placed the taped bats they cut out in the position they wanted. They were funny...wondering how the white bats would turn black...so we learned about positive and negative space:)
Click HERE to see this awesome art idea from Artsonia.