Students used texture plates to add animal print to dark contsruction paper with crayon. Then, they constructed the parts of their wild things by drawing the shape on the back of the paper, cutting it out, and gluing it to a black background. Students had to plan ahead to make sure they were gluing things on in the right order. We also added natural feathers and brown yarn to the collage to add dimension. Students created a checklist of attributes each wild thing had to have: yellow eyes, claws, horns, tails, feet, noses, etc. They ended up with a ton of personality, too!
Click here to see the version of the book I shared with the kids.