For the younger grades I used a tepee template, and had them trace around this for their starting point. Some of the classes used a 11x15 sheet of watercolor paper and did 3 tepees, and others used a long skinny 9x24 inch sheet of watercolor and did 5 tepees. We outlined in sharpie and used a sponge for creating the snow on the water. We used the fan brush with white acrylic paint for the splattered snow and black for texture on the tepees. And we also splattered a little bit of light blue, mostly in the sky. Unfortunately I only got pictures of a couple of the kids' art. The two paintings on the bottom are done except for the black splatter. All of the grades had success with this and the finished pieces turned out beautiful!
Kevin RedStar's painting
template made from poster board