We grabbed our Michael's coupon and headed to the store. I let Noodle pick out colors of cheap acrylic craft paint to use. He begged me for a real canvas. And only a LARGE real canvas would do. Luckily, Michael's had a five-pack of 16 x 20 canvases on sale for $9.99. I figured a $2 canvas would be perfect for this project.
I am the type of person who gets inspiration from looking at another picture. I think Noodle is the same type of person. We went onto my computer and I showed him lots of pictures of Pete the Cat. He chose this one to copy:
After some major artistic tears and tantrums, I painted over the whiskers and we took a break. After lunch, we came back to the painting and he finished the whiskers and signed his work. I would say that 80% of this painting is his work:
We have four more canvases so I think he may be inspired to make more! It was fun and frustrating and a very good learning experience for both of us.