Classic Cartoon Art #TBTThursday, May 15, 2014
It's Thursday which means it's time to jump on the #ThrowbackThursday bandwagon. And this month, Netflix #StreamTeam members are compiling a list of our favourite childhood classics from The Smurfs to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Two of my ultimate favourite cartoons are now available on Netflix and I am so excited to be able to share them with my kids that I decided to try this classic cartoon art activity with them. You can use clipart and print it out at home or you can use magazine clippings of people's faces. I remember first doing something like this back in elementary school and I loved it so much. In fact, I submitted six art pieces instead of just one! For this particular activity, I chose clipart that is fairly symmetrical and easier for my kids to draw.
|Step 1: Select clipart, adjust sizing and print.|
|Step 2: Cut the image in half.|
|Step 3: Glue the image onto another piece of paper and sketch the other half.|
|Step 4: Trace over the pencil marks using a fine tip Sharpie.|
|Step 5: Colour it in using marker or pencil crayon.|
And voilà! A fun art activity that can help teach symmetry and build on drawing skills.
As a reward for their hard work, my kids can choose to watch an episode of one of my favourite classic cartoons and TV shows:
- Clifford the Big Red Dog
- He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
- Curious George
- Sesame Street: Classics
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam and receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.