I've been looking through some old pictures and came across this mural that was a special project with a school I work at. (The idea for this came from an article in SchoolArts magazine (Dec. 2007). The mural in the article was more of a temporary one done on paper. We did ours on 6 wood panels.) This was done over several class periods with each student making shapes with patterns inside of them on fadeless paper which were then cut out and mod podged onto sections on the boards that I had pre-drawn,some were mod podged to the tree as well. Each of the six 1st grade classes worked on one panel.The kids base coated the sections in an earlier class. My husband cut out 6 doves out of wood which they also base coated. We picked six kindergartners to be the models for the silhouettes-which we used a projector to trace their forms onto the boards. These were also base coated by the students. My husband and I did all the finish work. The mural was used as a freestanding (with base supports) backdrop for the holiday music concert that was held at the High School and then later installed in the school cafeteria. This was a really fun project, and turned out beautiful I think.