The 4K students started this project with Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen. It tells the unlikely story of how a lion becomes a welcome fixture at the local library. For their lions, the students began by drawing the face in black marker. Then, they cut out a shape on a separate piece of paper that could cover the face, and lightly taped it over their drawing. We went wild with crayons, coloring all over the page to create the mane. We talked about how we could scribble out lines in certain directions for a more realistic texture. After removing the separate piece of paper, we were left with white faces and colorful manes. The final step was to color in the face.