This was a project that I did with my 2nd graders this year, and was their project for the school art show. I had done this project before, but was able to utilize the class set of Ipads, which I didn't have access before.
Students were asked to search for an insect they wanted to draw, they searched by classification, until they found the specimen they wanted to draw. Since they are assigned a tablet, they were able to screen shot a picture and information about the insect they choose.
This helped speed up the process a bit, instead of starting a new search each time they came to class. They were asked to draw the insects as if under a magnifying glass. This was the real challenge for my second graders, filling the page with their insect.
Once they had the size down, they moved on to the color portion of the lesson, which was just crayon resist.
These were a great addition to the art show, I loved the variety that it allowed. Especially when you are displaying so many pieces, 830 art pieces to be exact, you don't want the cookie cutter look.