These birds were inspired by Eric Carle’s collages and the time of year (currently December). I showed the students how to paint the trees using a thin line of watercolor and then using small pieces of matte board to “smear” the paint. We then painted a cool color paper and a warm color paper. After everything was dry we went to work cutting our pieces out and gluing them to a blue background. Finally, we added white paint and while it was still wet the kids brought them to me and I added glitter…they LOVE glitter!