Positive/ Negative Bugs from the Incredible Art Department.
If I were to do this project again next year, I would change the size from 12 x 18 to 9 x12. I thought a larger size would make it easier to add details to the animals. But despite my warnings to draw large, many students did not. So, we spent about two or so weeks on this activity, when I only wanted to spend about one. Overall, I am pleased and many students were successful.
I did this lesson for the first time about two years ago with eighth grade. You can read about it here.