We started by brainstorming our ideas and working together to create an image. We blew it up on the Smartboard and traced the images onto large sheets of white paper.
Students traced the image with sharpies before painting the black areas. After the 5th and 6th graders finished the black I found a lot of "smears." We fixed it by painting the panther grey.
When it was all painted, we glued the pieces together and fixed up a few spots. We installed it downstairs with a black border around it.
I think it turned out pretty good.