Jack-O-Lantern Painting in the Round

Most kinders have trouble drawing large free-hand circles on rectangular paper. For this project, inspired by a window decoration I recently spotted at a paper store, I pre-cut the paper to help guide them to make a better circle.
1. I started with orange 65 lb. card stock and used my circle cutter to cut out the circles approximately 8" in diameter. Printing and cutting by hand is of course and option.
2. In pencil, the students drew their circles about an inch or so from the edge and then added the stem and the rest of the features.
3. I gave each student a sheet of plastic canvas and a peeled black crayon to do a light rubbing over the entire surface to add texture. They then added shadow by doing a rub around the outer edge of the paper.
4. With a small paintbrush, all of the detail lines were painted white with either tempera or acrylic paint.
5. The insides of the mouth and eyes were painted in dark orange.
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