I had seen this project on Pinterest and another teacher, Deb Plagge, talked about it at our state convention a couple of years ago. I loved the idea, but I have never had enough old house paint, in enough fun colors, to feel like I could just waste paint. But this year I decided to put a call out to all of my student's parents and see if I could get some paint. And boy did they ever come through. I actually got so much paint, I don't know what to do with all of it!! That is not always a bad problem to have.
But I didn't want it to just be boxes of cardboard stacked on top and then paint just poured over them. So I had my students design an object, animal or whatever they wanted out to cardboard and then had them paint it before they poured the extra paint over the top. I love how they came out.