Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting

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
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!

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting with watercolors and oil pastels - 3Dinosaurs.com

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

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

We took a yellow oil pastel and outlines our cat. This helps keep the watercolor paint inside out cat.

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

We then colored the eyes white with a black done inside and also did the nose and mouth. We did this in oil pastels.

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our final spotted cat paintings

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

Put Me in the Zoo: Spotted Cat Painting - 3Dinosaurs.com


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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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