After reading about the French artist Henri Rousseau, famous for his imaginary jungle paintings, as well as watching the Art with Mati and Dada episode on Rousseau, students practiced drawing the flora and fauna found in jungle habitats. They then drew their jungle, traced it with a permanent marker, erased the pencil lines, and colored everything except the sky with crayons.
To create the wet-on-wet watercolor effect, they "painted" clean water on their paper, and only then added the watercolor paint. The effect creates a beautiful sunset effect in their lush jungles. As we finished our work a little bit early, students also enjoyed comparing their jungles to the jungle scenes in the Walt Disney classic The Jungle Book.