Thursday, September 22, 2011

Letter Cc Week | Cats & Yarn Painting

This week is Letter Cc week and our main focus is cats! 

The first book I read to the children this week was 
Have you seen my cat?
By: Eric Carle
This book is about a boy who can't find his cat, but meets some interesting people along the way.

Then we read the book 
The Cat who Found his Way Home
By: Michlel Coxon
This book is about a cat who never washes and he stinks. So he's called Youstink. One day he gets lost but comes home sweet smelling. 
I adore this book. I think it's the cutest book I've read in awhile. 
After we read these two book we made a cat craft that will go in their ABC BInders.

 Supplies we used:
  • white card stock
  • yarn
  • orange, yellow, black, white, tempera paints
  • scissors
  • tacky glue
  • paper (to glue cat on)
  • green construction paper (for eyes) 
  • marker
  • paint brush
  • paint trays

I used the white card stock to draw a seven inch circle for the cat's face. I drew two triangles above for the ears and repeated the process on the back of the card stock with their names because I knew this would become messy.

I placed each piece of card stock on their tot trays with a piece of yarn and their paint trays armed with paint, so the mess fun could begin.

None of the tots here have done the yarn painting before, only the four year old. So it was a little confusing at first.
You can see here how she was paying careful attention here to learn how it's done. The idea of yarn painting is to kind of slide the yarn through the paint and then drag it over the canvas. But eventually they all do their own thing. And it still works out! :)

Here you can see how I drew the cat on the card stock.

She worked so hard on this.

Here comes the mess...

This is why I traced the back of the card So I could see what to cut.
Last time we painted, I cut out each piece and the pieces were getting lost and stuck everywhere,
that just didn't work out well.

After the cat dried we put all the pieces together,
and I think they came out pretty darn cute!

Other things going on you may be interested in:

  • I have a Giveaway to win Glow in Dark Melty Beads, go check it out and enter!
  • Holiday Kid Craft Link Up - link up your children's seasonal crafts every Saturday through Thursday
  • If you love to take picture's join Foto Friday here each Friday
Posting for a blogger friend who is having a A Giveaway Party going on right now! SO many wonderful things! And she is a fantastic crafty mom, go visit!

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Amanda said...

I those turned out awesome! That's going on my pin board right now :)

Lori said...

Thanks Amanda!

Unknown said...

Cutest cat craft I've ever seen!! Can't wait to try this out with my preschooler!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your cat! What a cute paint project!

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

So cute! I love that calico looking cat. You should link this up to the World Animal Day blog hop over at Angelique Felix.

Lisa @ Our Country Road said...

Very fun! You know, I've never yarn painted, so add me to the list :). I didnt know that Eric Carle had a book about cats! Mini Cooper would love that, thanks for letting me know!

Brooke said...

I love the looks of concentration on the kids' faces. This is a great way to paint, I love how they turned out. Thanks for linking it up to Monday Madness!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

this is so fun and creative! The kids look so into it!

Thanks for lining to the Sunday Showcase & sure hope to see you this week!


Laura said...

I have never tried painting with yarn! That is wonderful. I think the finished products are so wonderful too. I love art that goes with a book. So glad you joined us at Monday Madness. hope to see you again tomorrow.

Beth ( said...

That's adorable! I am going to have to try that. I love how you did activties based on books. I would love for you to link up at

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