Art and Literature

Once again I hosted an art class of sorts at my house. Invited some friends, and 3 little girls came to read and paint. I’m really enjoying hosting these events. I just wish I had a larger space! Anyone want to lend me a basement??

This time, our inspiration was Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton.


Splat apparently has done well and has a series. Splish, Splash, Splat looked like a fun read too.


While Splat wasn’t overly colorful, he was a good subject. He wasn’t round like a typical cat, so we talked about his shape. Then we talked about color…his gray tummy for example and how mixing 2 colors together gives you a unique 3rd color. I did have the girls close their eyes and imagine where their Splat was. Two Splats were frolicking in the grass, one was sitting in the sun and one was digging in the dirt. We also talked about his fur, and  I showed them with a dry brush how they can pull the paint on their Splat out and make “fur”. I’m happy that a few art pointers got in there.


When their Splats were almost finished, they could accessorize their Splats. One has a pencil and cute slippers. Another has a cupcake. Two are wearing red hats and scarves (I think one really looks like a beret!). They did a great job and each Splat was as unique as the person painting it. The girls had a great time and then headed off to play.

The idea for this Splat art project came directly from a fantastic blog Deep Space Sparkle. She shows you how the project went in her class room and also has instructions in a PDF to download for a low, low price if you want to try this at home.

Here are all our finished Splats. I hope you’ll try your own Splats at home!

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  1. Renee hunt

    Very cute idea. I love the splat series!

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