I love monkey's, and I thought, how cool would it be to do an art project using a monkey.
In fourth grade, we have been focusing on our elements of art specifically texture. I thought, why not use the fur on the monkey as a way to create texture in a drawing. Ta da! Monkey drawing!
We started out with a painted bright colored background because we were only using black crayon to draw the monkey and fur. A dark background would have made it difficult to see the black crayon drawn monkey. The kids had a ball painting their background with sponges it also created some great texture. Lastly, I gave each student a few handouts that had pictures of different kinds of monkey's on it. The students chose their monkey and began drawing using the scribble technique to create their fur. I think they turned out great.