This is another beginning of the year project for first grade. They have already learned about geometric shapes in a previous project and now they have learned about free form shapes. I use the beginning of the year in first grade to introduce many different media as well as art room procedures. With this project, watercolor painting was introduced. On day two of the project, students turned each of their shapes into something new. Many, many creative solutions popped up. I've seen everything from silly monsters to a very nice boomerang.