The painted papers were torn into strips and students arranged them around a background paper. The dragon heads were drawn, outlined in oil pastels (variety of colors), and then watercolored. These were cut out and attached to the backgrounds. Fire was made using colored tissue paper.
I think the final results are SPECTACULAR! What a way to bring in the Chinese New Year!! Students learned about Chinese New Year and the symbolism of the dragon in the New Year's celebration. Hopefully these dragons bring good fortune and good luck into your homes for the upcoming New Year.
This is a great project to ask your child how they created them. I guarantee you they will be overjoyed to share with you the process. I would guess that their favorite part was drawing to music. I know it was mine, just watching them enjoy the process!