After studying the color wheel for a few weeks we did a color mixing excercise using oil pastels to blend analogus colors from red down the color wheel all the way to red-violet.
Then we looked at electric guitars and talked about the different parts and shapes
When they started their drawings I told them to make the neck of the guitar stop in the middle of the paper so their guitars would fit on the paper. Then I showed them how to make two different body shapes, but they could choose their own body shape or make up their own.
We looked at a real electric guitar and talked about how you can only see one edge at a time from any point of veiw and how to draw the edge so it looks 3D
Then they colored them with oil pastel and drew shapes in the background such as stars and music notes
Second graders splatter painted their backgrounds with neon paint
Third graders created a background by paper weaving and some of them splatter painted too if they finished early