This was a fun oil pastel project that I had my fourth graders create. We began with picking an instrument and then focusing on it's different parts and then zooming in on those in the picture. They drew out their picture using black oil pastels and then filled in everything with bright colors. I encouraged the students to use colors that weren't typical of their instruments. This was good practice for using oil pastels to fill in large areas -some students even went ahead and blended colors together! They looked awesome. As a final touch, students were given some random sheet music that I printed off the computer and cut/tore it and then arranged it on their work.
This one time, I had a photography class, and our teacher had us create blogs to post our projects, and then the class ended, and then I got rid of those sad sad posted photos, and then I started writing, and then you read what I had written, and then your life was never the same again. the end.