Spring Fox - Art Project Tutorial
Since we're all stuck inside and I know most of you have children, I thought it would be a fun project to make a Spring art tutorial video to help all of you parents looking to get creative with your kiddos.
Spring is here and regardless of what is going on in the world, flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. (Well in some places) lol. If you're looking for something fun to make with your little ones or just want to feed that creative bug look no further. I found some awesome ideas on Pinterest (Who doesn't like Pinterest) and changed them up a little :) I present to you the Spring Fox!
This is super easy and fun for all ages. I also tried to choose something that I thought every household would have these items on hand, so no need to go to the store. Use what you have and have FUN!
Here is a list of materials:
2 pieces of heavy duty paper for each child (Construction, Mixed Media, or watercolor paper works)
black marker for tracing
acrylic or watercolor paints (If you don't have any, crayons are just fine)
Markers or crayons
a couple paint brushes
Napkins (And extra for any messes)
Below is the step by step video tutorial, but if you would like written directions please scroll down. :)
1. Trace the Fox outline with pencil and then have your child trace it with a black marker. If they're a little older let them pencil in the Fox. Once the outline is complete start making little notches throughout the body. You can make it easier for little ones by making horizontal lines across that they can follow with the notches.
2. Once all notches are complete color in the body with whatever colors you want! I used a burnt orange, but any color would look adorable.
3. Once the coloring is done, cut out the fox and set aside.
4. Using the other piece of paper we will start making the background. Using a 1 inch brush or crayon, start with the blue sky working from top to bottom and leaving about 3-4 inches of space white on the bottom of the paper.
5. Using green, and working from the bottom to where the blue edge ends create the green shaded part.
6. You can either wait for this part to dry and take a snack break or use a hairdryer to speed up the process.
7. Next, using a liner brush or any thin brush make short vertical brush strokes with green to make grass on both sides. Don't worry too much about covering the middle since the fox will be in that spot. Once you have enough, you can use tiny dots of color throughout the grass to make flowers.
8. Making the rainbow is pretty easy and make sure to use a 1/2'' brush to make it a little thicker. Work your way down the color line and don't worry about the colors blending. Once the rainbow is dry you can add clouds by using white and using a circular motion.
9. To add birds use the black marker and try making the letter M in lower case and space it out. The absolute easiest way to make birds in the distance!
10. Once everything is dry go ahead and apply some glue to the back of the fox and line it up with the bottom of the page and attach. Make sure to press all the corners down tight.
You're done! Have your little one sign it and hang it up on that fridge!!
I hope you've enjoyed this video and had fun with your kids. It means a lot to me to be able to share this with you, and if you liked it let me know! I'd love to see yours too! I'll be doing more of these videos so that we can all stay busy and keep your little ones creative while they're out of school. Art is an important thing to keep those young minds sharp!
All of the videos I will be uploading will all be FREE to watch so if you would like to make a donation please use my PayPal handle: Brookerowlands@me.com. Anything helps, but please don't feel obligated. I'm making these to help and love spreading the love.