Funky has been the name of the game as of late. Recently because of snow days, sub plans, and a lot of happenings amongst the schools some classes have fallen behind. I've been in the need of some one day lessons and this is a fun one I have come up with. I've done it with K-3rd grade and each class has loved it. We start by drawing a very simple octopus. Then students can add a little flare with their eyes, mouths, adding bows etc. They then use oil pastel to "funkify" their octopus using many colors, patterns, and designs. To top it off they use watercolor to fill in the background.
Here's a sampling from all grades: