My 7-9 year olds created these pieces in two steps. (The cutting around the antlers was a bit labor intensive, but do-able for a small group.) The children chose between a purple or blue palette to create their tint and shade moonscapes. I think this is such a great lesson to use as a jumping off point for other projects. I told them to impress their parents later with their new knowledge of tint and shades. They started with their white moon and added just a bit of color for each tint and then finally bringing in black for their shades.Snowfall was brought in using the end of their brushes.
On a sheet of brown construction paper they followed a direct line drawing lesson to create their moose. These lines were gone over in Sharpie or oil pastel. I encouraged them to use a variety of chalk pastel in earth tones to add texture and dimension.The last step (if they chose to do so) was to add white paint in the crevices of the antlers to mimic snow. (Unfortunately, I didn't take a final photo for those- but I think it adds a great layer to the piece.)