I love this folk art cat painting project from last year. I’ve actually simplified it a bit more.

MATERIALS

  • Watercolor paper
  • Crayons
  • Liquid watercolor paint
1. Draw a cat with very simple shapes. Start with the circle head, oval body, “hot dog” legs and tail, and add ears and face.
Trace all with a black crayon.

2. Add details with crayons: stripes on legs, spots, whiskers, colored eyes and stars in the background. Last detail? Draw white claws with a white crayon.

 

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3. Paint the cat and background as desired with watercolor paint. Be sure to go over the crayon, and not just around it.