Here are some wonderful leaves 3rd grade created. In this project we learned about geometric vs. organic shapes, warm/cool colors, and how to layer colors with oil pastels.
I showed them some examples of organic leaf shapes and had them draw the leaf with black oil pastels in the middle of the paper, making sure to almost touch all four corners of the paper. They then had to decide if they wanted the background and leaf warm or cool colors. Then they were free to experiment with layering the colors.
Look at how they experimented with colors! So impressive, these guys! Good job.