We’ve been reading some great books about monsters in the art room, including our favorite, Ed and Rebecca Emberly’s There Was an Old Monster. First grade artists drew these fabulous monsters with giant permanent markers, and added color with construction paper crayons, plus orange and green watercolor paint. They finished with a lesson about texture and had a blast creating a background with texture rubbing plates. The final touch? A giant googly wiggle eye, of course! Gotta love a good monster!