When I saw this “teeny tiny insect photo booth strips” art by cartoonist Laura Park, I knew that it could easily be adapted as a lesson for second grade to complement their insect unit.
More of her work can be seen here-http://singingbones.com/
For this lesson, I gave students plastic insects as reference. They were to imagine what would happen if an insect went into a photo booth. They could make them anthropomorphic and could add accessories like hats, glasses, scarves, etc.
Students used long strips of paper and first drew four squares. Once complete, they went to work creating four images for their photo booth pictures. We used water color paint for color. They were not done as miniatures.
One teacher I work with mounted the finished work to construction paper and had students write captions for each image.