Frogs are a great theme for ponds and spring. They are fun animals to see at ponds. This is a simple fun frog painting made with dot markers and a cookie cutter.
It is a simple frog craft that different ages and abilities can make together.
You make a fun pond scene with a few simple things.
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This is a great addition to the pond activities and cookie cutter crafts on the site!
It is fun to find books that match up to the craft we are doing. And Frogs by Gail Gibbons is a great one to use. You can learn all about frogs.
What you need to make your Frog Cookie Cutter Painting
- Frog Cookie Cutter
- watercolor paper
- regular dot markers, brillant dot markers, and metallic shimmer dot markers
- paint tray
- washable paints – green paint, white paint, black paint
- Frogs by Gail Gibbons
How we made the Frog Cookie Cutter Paintings
You have very simple steps to make this activity. You have the painting the background and painting the frog.
You will see all the steps we took the make the frog painting.
Draw the background
You draw the background on watercolor paper. You do this in pencil.
You want to make sure you have water, lily pads, and cattails. This does not need to be a detailed background. It just tells us where we are going to dot marker. If you have younger kids you can draw the background for them.
You use a line for the water at the ends of the pond and two ovals for the lily pads.
Dot Marker Paint the Background
You use dot markers to color the background. You use blues for the water, green for the lily pads and cattails, and brown for the top of the cattails.
You are can start dotting the edge of the paper. We used paper under the watercolor paper so we don’t get paint on our table.
We used the new metallic shimmer dot markers for the pond and lily pad. It was a fun change to use the shimmer in the painting.
You use long strokes for the cattails at the edge of the pond. It is super easy to do with the dot makers. We use green and lime green for the cattails.
You can use the brown dot marker for the top of the cattails. You can see that we did several dots to make them.
Q-Tip Paint the Frog
You place the cookie cutter on the page. You can see we placed it on the lily pad.
Then you paint inside the frog cookie cutter. You want to make sure you hold the cookie cutter in place. If you have a child who can’t do that then make a stencil out of the cookie cutter.
You can do as little or as much paint as you want. We try to do a lot of paint. And when we were doing this we ran out of green paint so we ended up color mixing blue and yellow for more free paint.
Then you paint the second frog on the next lily pad.
Then we painting the eyes on the frog. We use white and a dot of black for the center. If you have problems with the paint for the eyes you can always cut out a white circle with a black dot and put it on after the paint is dry.
Here is a look at our Final Frog Cookie Cutter Paintings
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