Frida Kahlo is a favorite of mine, but the pain in much of her art (& heart) can be a scary subject for kids. Then, when I came across a Frida mural lesson that Laura had posted on her wonderful blog called Painted Paper, I was inspired to do melon still lifes with my students based on Frida's painting called Viva la Vida.
This lesson was done with white crayon and oil pastels on blue paper. Because of time, we only did three melons.
First we drew our still life with pencil on scratch paper.
Then we drew our still life with a white crayon on blue paper. The white crayon doesn't show under the pastels and it saves the kids from making messy art because a number of kids get carried away erasing too many lines.
Step 1: Large oval for back melon.Step 2: Add an "open mouth with jagged teeth" for the top of the open melon.
Step 3: Draw a "U" shape under jagged-teeth mouth.
Step 4: Draw slice of watermelon in front.
Step 5: Add table line in the background.