There are many different books we read during our yearly Dr. Seuss Week. And there are so many books it is hard to pick just one.
But we love a few books edited by him and so we are adding this into our activities this year.
We had fun coloring and painting with oil pastels and watercolors for this spotted cat painting!
As I said Put Me in the Zoo is not a Dr Suess book but one we love that was edited by him. So we are doing an activity for it for our Dr Suess week! While this is not a Dr. Seuss book. It is a book that he edited. We always loved reading about this fun and crazy cat!
It is fun to see so many different ways the cat can change and do with his spots. I love that he ends up at the circus where he can do more than just sit like he would at the zoo.
What you need for the spotted cat painting
How we made our spotted cat painting
We started by drawing ears and a face on our cat. We already have the circle on the paper from a tracing of a paper plate.
We took a yellow oil pastel and outlines our cat. This helps keep the watercolor paint inside out cat.
We then colored the eyes white with a black done inside and also did the nose and mouth. We did this in oil pastels.
We picked out some fun colors to use with for our spots. We each did our own thing with the spots. We covered the cat with them. It was fun to see how different but similar our dot were.
Then we used a yellow from the watercolors to paint our cats. It was fun to see the spots pop out as you added the color.
Here is a look at our final spotted cat paintings
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