1. Fold large white paper in half and draw owl, branch, moon, stars, and water line with black crayon or oil pastel, on the top half of the paper. (Only draw the outline, do not color yet. The lines need to be dark.) Here's an easy tutorial for owl drawing.
2. Fold drawing over and press hard to get an imprint on bottom half of paper. (Tell students the image will be hard to see and they may have to use their "Superman" eyes to see it.) Then trace over the lines on the bottom half of the paper w/ black crayon or pastel.
3. Now color in the owl, branch, moon, and moon glow behind the owl.
4. Paint over the whole paper with blue watercolor. Then add more blue watercolor to the water, to delineate the difference between it and the sky.
Thanks bunches summer art students Hobie, Taylor, and Trevor!!!
Thanks also to Andrea Mulder-Slater, of KinderArt for the lesson idea:)