I was trying to think of a fun lesson for the 3rd grade classes at HIghlands Elementary when I came across this image of a "Yarn Bombed" tree. I loved the patterns and colors! I decided that this would be a great lesson on inspiration and how we can see everyday objects differently. In other words...think outside the box.
I showed this image to the class and talked about how we might translate this image to an illustration. Below is the work that the kids did. It was a really great project using sharpie, gauche and a lot of creative imagination.