Dots, Spots, & Fur

Dots, Spots, & Fur craft

Can you tell an animal by its spots, dots, or stripes? Use your imagination to invent creatures with interesting patterns!

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    Choose your animals. Find pictures of animals with dots, spots, stripes, or other interesting skin or fur patterns. From alligators to zebras, animal skin and fur patterns are often dramatic. You might even do human freckles!

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    Color their coats. Using Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons and Multicultural Crayons, color your favorite spotty, dotty or striped animals on construction paper. Make sure they have eyes, noses, mouths, and tails. Use your imagination to create real or pretend patterns.

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    Tear out your animals. The torn paper gives them a realistic look. Display them on a border, on a treasure box, or wherever you wish.