Last week we looked at cats and took a long time pondering why there might be cats on a farm. Someone suggested just as a pet and we decided that was a good idea. Then we thought about what cats like to do and someone suggested that they might be there to chase the mice away. We decided that that was an excellent reason for keeping cats on a farm.
We made orange cats in our Red Barn books as well. We printed circular and triangular shapes onto our page to form the cat’s face and then added some googly eyes. Later when it was dry we drew on some noses and whiskers to complete our cats.
On a different activity table we had a go at making cats with some Fimo air dry clay. We learnt how to make a ball and squish it to make a head and body. We learnt how to roll a sausage to make a long tail and we learnt how to pinch the clay to make triangles for the ears. We used some matchsticks to make marks on our clay to form whiskers, spots, eyes and ears.
We left them to dry on a table. This was a little too tempting for some and a few got a little manhandled so we did a quick fix with some PVA glue. Once they were dry (it only took a day or two) we painted the cats orange with some watercolour paints. We decided to paint around the cats with a dark blue to make them pop out a bit more. We’re planning on painting over them with some PVA glue to give them a gloss once they dry.
Here’s a few samples. What do you think?