A special shout-out to the blog: "SmArt Class" for sharing this lesson and inspiring me to try it! This ended up being the last project before my maternity leave and it was a great way to end the school year for my fourth and fifth graders. The technical aspect of the project kept them engaged and the setup and cleanup was minimal. The kids also really loved the idea of using the markers with water and a paintbrush as a kind of watercolor paint. I really pushed them to make these as creative as possible, whether they were creating a fictional or realistic landscape, I wanted them to add as many personal details as possible. Here's a few pictures from in progress works and finished ones.