First we used brown tempera paint on 12" x 18" 80 lb paper to build the outlines of larger shapes with sturdy rectangles of cardboard (I'd say I gave each student a 2" x 4" piece). Students gently stamped the edges of their cardboard so they didn't damage it. They then went into the larger shapes to divide into many smaller shapes. The finishing step this day was to add one circle (toilet paper tube) for a sun.
On day 2 (this took 2 50 minute class sessions) students used chalk pastel to color in their castles, suns, and skies.
They are BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!!!