After reading If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, we decided to make our own jumbo cupcake.We tried not to be as messy as the cat, but that’s a part of creating our own art masterpieces! 🙂
cupcake template printed on cardstock
foam brush or jumbo paint brush
First paint the cupcake with watercolors.
While the paint is still wet, sprinkle some salt on the top part of the cupcake. The salt adds a nice speckled effect on the painting.
Since we did this activity after reading If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, we pretended the salt was the sprinkles from the book.
Once the painting is dry, cut it out and glue onto the “My cupcake” page. Add any decorations.
There you have it! A super sweet art project and a great reminder of what we did during our letter “C” week. To see what else we did during our “Cc is for cupcake” week, check out my post on Totally Tots.
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The girl who painted trees says
Just read your post at Totally Tots. Wow! What a great cupcake unit:)
HOW CUTE! Love!
I loved books by Laura Numeroff. I wish my kids were still young enough for picture books. The craft looks fun too.
Thanks Julie and Rachelle!
Karen, I had no idea either how many books Laura Numeroff has out now!
So sweet! My 3 year old guy would love that!
maggy, red ted art says
Your cupcakes look so cute and love the idea of seeing the effect of the salt. The book sounds fab too!!
Thank you for linking up!!
An Almost Unschooling Mom says
We love that book!
Wonder Mom says
I am surprised they didn't try to lick off the icing on the "cupcakes"- isn't that the proper way to dispose of a cupcake? :0)
My daughter loves that book. I never added salt to watercolors before. Sounds like fun!
Coming through from stART
Salt is one of the many ways that I think about changing around how we paint, but I never follow through.
JDaniel4's Mom says
I would eat either one in a heatbeat.
Brimful Curiosities says
Oooh, you just reminded me about plans to make a real giant cupcake. I have this bowl that would be perfect. The painted cupcakes turned out cute and the salt was a nice touch.
Michelle Smith says
We enjoy the Laura Numeroff "If You Give A . . ." books. Very creative!
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