The children made an observational drawing of an animal. Then an outline of the same animal so it was still identifiable.
I played the children a short You Tube clip of Panama women sewing traditional mola designs.
Followed by excellent instructions on how to construct their own paper mola designs.
I provided a selection of brightly coloured paper, and black as the base, They chose three colours for their mola design. They used their outlines as the subject of for their design. Some children had to try a few designs before their animal was obvious.