I plan on borrowing the COW (computer on wheels) from the library to project Starry Night onto the boards and I'll have my art club draw it out and outline it with black markers. Then, I'll have the kindergartners and 1st graders sort the colors into dark and light (right now I just have all the blues sorted into one pile, reds in another, etc.) I'll have 2nd and 3rd graders work on painting the board the colors it will need to be when we place the bottle caps. I'll have 4th, 5th and 6th place the caps and glue them using caulking. At least that's my plan as I think of it right now...it will probably change as I start this and run into road blocks, but that's the joy of being an art teacher who is flexible I suppose! (Somewhere in there I'll have to have students clean caps for me too!)
I know Starry Night is probably a tad bit overdone in bottle caps, but I can't help it! I LOVE Van Gogh, as do my students! And, my superintendent's favorite artist is Van Gogh, so it will definitely get hunt in our school! ;) I've seen so many versions on Pinterest and they all turn out awesomely different! Next year, I think we'll make up our own mural to do in caps.