To paint the background, first we all painted the paper black using watercolors and lots of water. We used liquid watercolor to spray constellations and colors on the background.
I encouraged the children to personalize their portrait with clothing similar to what they liked to wear.
This lesson was integrated the Science Core Standards, learning about space and understanding patterns in the night sky, including the phases of the moon.
The inspiration for this lesson came from a photo on page 99 in the Crayola Dream-makers lesson book After School Programs.
I am writing up this lesson plan in detail and will be online shortly. I will post a link here when it is finished.