This project was used with 2nd-4th graders. Several projects like this have filtered through Pinterest, I simply added my own Cardinal Pattern, since we see these pretty birds all year in Texas.
Choose a colored background page of card stock.
Here’s a FREE pattern to use for a cardinal. I also reduced it 65% to make a baby bird.
I had the kids paint a piece of watercolor paper with “cardinal colors’ and then, either draw their bird or use a pattern. I always encourage young artists to try and draw first, but if they become frustrated and are unable to produce and image they like, I allow them to use a pattern.
Use a white crayon to add snowfall, and to mark the eyes on male cardinals with black masks.
No matter how you paint them, the birds look beautiful in white birch trees.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you’re having a great week. ~Scarlett