Teaching art is hard when you have very little time to accomplish anything at the end of the school year.
So when one of my lessons for 5th grade finished early--- we did a little free painting.
We used tempera cakes and I just let them express themselves.
The week after I handed out black paper and we talked about silhouettes.
I once again let them have it and create something to their heart's content.
It was a great end of the year celebration!