This lesson combines a project I found on Pinterest (will post asap) and my own approach connecting to source materials. Using a variety of provided shapes as patterns, students must design a house in which at least 4 of the main elements do not touch-making it impossible.
These pictures were drawn on black paper using metallic crayons and color pencils as well as construction paper crayons and gel markers. We looked at Aboriginal art work and the creations by the artist, Hunderwasser.
Connects to imagination 3rd grade language arts standard and because of its open creative format allows all students with a varying creative skills to feel successful.