This Art Teacher Let Her Students Draw All Over Her Dress for the Best Reason

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A Texas elementary school art teacher has gone viral because she turned her students’ artwork into her very own wearable work of art—and you have to see the pics!

Rebecca Bonner, a teacher at Mcauliffe Elementary School in Highland Village, Texas armed her students with Sharpie markers and let them go to town drawing all over her dress. Bonner told Good Morning America it was a great way to get her 580 students, who range in age from three to 11, “excited about art.”

Bonner says she got the idea from a private Facebook group of which she’s a member where fellow elementary school art teachers share their projects and inspirations. “I got fabric markers and Sharpies,” Bonner told Good Morning America. “I laid out my dress for two weeks and just let them doodle on it.”

Bonner’s daughter, Charlece Lake, posted pictures of her mom wearing the dress on Twitter, where it instantly went viral garnering over 100,000 likes. Lake credits her mom with inspiring her to become a teacher as well.

“I think it’s really important for kids to have that outlet, to have that place to create, and that freedom to create,” Bonner said, revealing that her new catchphrase is, “Turn your mess up into a dress up!”

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Rebecca Bonner via Facebook



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