Here is a fun project my student teacher is doing this week with my 2nd graders. They are using the Biggie Watercolor sets by Crayola. We felt this would be best as not to have the students muddy up colors in their painting by all the choices. The Biggie sets only have four colors, and Ms. G told the student to not use the red. Plus the bright colors look almost tie dye "ish"...and the brightness of the color allows the black to really have a great impact. We cut the 12x18 paper to 10x18 just to emphasis the length of branch. This project was completed in one class time.