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Classic Cartoon Art #TBT

Thursday, 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:

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.

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  1. This is a lovely idea for a craft!

  2. This is such a good idea, my son needs to improve on his fine motor skills over the summer and this is such a great idea!

  3. omg Clifford!! neat idea for a summer activity

  4. WOW! What a neat idea. My son would love to do something like this. Great past time for rainy days!

  5. That is a fabulous idea!! Especially for us today since it's looking like rain all day :(

  6. Well thats pretty cool. Also I love clifford the big red dog.


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