stART: Five Little Kittens

As I mentioned on Saturday, we read this super cute book The Five Little Kittens.  And that got me to thinking about our Nursery Rhyme book.   It’s sat long defunct, and I’ve missed doing the projects.  Bother, getting maudlin thinking of why I got derailed.  Okay, I remembered one of our earliest projects was a rendition of this, and I wanted to revisit it.


Supplies: printout, paint, sand or glitter (and yes, this project did remind me why I never use glitter).


And FYI, this did not turn out like I had hoped, but that’s my own fault for letting them do it however they wanted.




Let your kid have a hey day painting the pictures (can you see where it started to go wrong?).








Sprinkle sand on the wet paint.  This acts like glue and keeps the sand on the pictures, makes for a cool tactile feel.




And then in theory you cut out the pictures, and you have a super cute project.  IN reality, here’s what I got:


Lots and lots of paint blobs.  You can’t even really tell what the pictures were.  Oh well, I’ll try again next week, and post a revised version of it, hopefully with better results.


Three Little Kittens They Lost Their Mittens

And if you’re wondering who the boy cat is, that’s the Daddy cat, who Batman said I had to have.  Then Superman added he needed to wear a Superman shirt. 

For more great art and story ideas head on over to A Mommy’s Adventures to see all the great ideas.

17 thoughts on “stART: Five Little Kittens

  1. I think it's great that you let them create however they want. I try to do that too, but once in a while I definitely want a specific outcome. My kids always have more fun when they can do whatever they want.

    I have wanted to do something with nursery rhymes for a while and for some reason it never happens. Do you have a list a mile long of things you want to do but never get to?

  2. It might have came out with paint blobs but I'm sure they had fun! We love nursery rhymes here as well! We are doing Miss Mary Mack + Elefantes right now but I probably won't post until next week.

  3. It might have came out with paint blobs but I'm sure they had fun! We love nursery rhymes here as well! We are doing Miss Mary Mack + Elefantes right now but I probably won't post until next week.

  4. He he! They look like something Charger would create. He is soooo into covering the entire page with color-2 or three colors right on top of each other. I never can tell what it was originally. I am sure your kiddos loved the project!

  5. Funny! This is why I encourage use of crayons over markers and paint when I want to be able to actually see what they're coloring over! It looks like they had fun, though. And thanks for the printable!

  6. Great ideas. I saw your earlier projects and adored the book you and the kids made. Sometimes, even with the best intentions we don't get the results we want but in the end the kids had fun and that's what counts. I perfer at times open ended art where I leave it up to the boys to make what they want.

  7. I love this post. I've been there with you! There are so many times I wonder “why didn't we…” only to remember, “oh, yeah…that's why”. I still think it was a great idea. I have to remind myself all the time that so many of our projects are about the process and our time together rather than the end result.

  8. Funny! Good for you for still posting the art. I have lots of art projects turn out just like this. The important part, they were able to explore different materials. The act of doing art is sometimes better than the art. I still think their work is fantastic!!

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