I haven't been able to paint as much as I'd like with my 4th graders this year. I've noticed they've been very heavy handed with the watercolor...and lack a lot of control. So we did this fun one day project to work on washes & color mixing. We first looked at a ton of actual snow flake pictures....noting the design/pattern/symmetry. Students then created a drawing that they outlined in black crayon. I did a demo on how to apply/mix the watercolor...and sprinkle salt (just a few grains and no more). They look great displayed together in the hall!!