This wolf art is made from a background of washable markers and a black silhouette!
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We recently read the book From Wolf to Woof by Hudson Talbott – a lovely story of how wild wolves became friends with humans and turned into dogs.
Inspired by the beautiful Rainbow Rainy Day Art from Rhythms of Play, I decided to use washable markers and water spray to make the background.
My son and I filled a sheet of watercolor paper with scribbles using blue and grey pens.
Then we used a spray bottle filled with water to wet the picture, watching as the colors started to run into each other. (Note: the colors will run to whatever is under the paper – I placed a plastic placemat under each picture before spraying with water).
At first you can still see distinct pen lines.
Try to avoid moving the picture and as the water dries the colors will merge into one pretty background picture!
The paper may start to curl and bend as it dries, so I had to weight ours down to get it flat again!
My son cut out the wolf – he did a pretty good job!
Then we glued on a small strip of black card for the ground, and then glued on the wolf.
I love art projects where my son’s doesn’t really look much different from mine! This is his:
And this is mine – just slightly neater on the silhouette, and my background got a bit wrinkled when I was drying it!
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