A group of grade ones did these giraffes with me a few weeks back as part of their study of African animals. This lesson seems to be a popular one, based on the art work of U.S painter Jennifer Mercede. I have seen similar lessons at a few blogs including BlueMoon Palette, again the wonderful Georgetown Elementary Art Blog and MaryMaking (where I also go the idea for the borders). I had the children follow a simple step-by-step drawing process, similar to the cows I did with students of the same age. We used oil pastels and tempera paints to add colour and then printed a simple border using found objects like pieces of cardboard and blocks etc.