Yikes Stripes!

Yikes Stripes! craft

Shading, highlights, textures, and stripes! Furry woodland creatures come to life with Crayola Twistables® and Erasable Colored Pencils.

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    What animals roam your backyard? Or nearby farm fields? Raccoons are very familiar North American animals. They look like they’re wearing masks around their eyes. Their striped tails make them easy to identify, too. Look at pictures or study a stuffed raccoon at a nature center to see raccoons’ markings safely.

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    On white paper, sketch a raccoon’s outline with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils. Draw distinctive features such as its eyes, nose, and paws. If you change your mind, just erase that part and begin again.

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    With Crayola Twistables, fill in the raccoon’s fur. You might try a combination of black, brown, and yellow. Feather your marks to give fur its texture.

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    Color in the background. Include natural features of a raccoon’s habitat, such as branches or a stream.