To start this project we needed to make our rock canvas. To do this, I gave students large Manila paper. We tore off the straight edges and then crumpled the paper (and ironically, "crumple" was one of their spelling words that week!). After, I had the students quickly paint their paper, two at a time, with brown, red and black tempera at the sink. The final step was to rinse off the extra paint. The result, depending on how much is rinsed off, is a surface that looks like animal hide or a rock!
These are the final zentangle projects from my art elective class. Before we completed these, we had done the zentangled alphabets, which were a big success. These weren't as much. They were excited to do the alphabets, and excited to start these, but they petered out, especially with the glass paint as it dripped on the round surfaces so it was slow going on the completion.