Black and white printer
A few pieces of cardstock
Markers, crayons or colored pencils (We used thin tip markers.)
For this craft, I was inspired by the picture of the camel in this printable pack from teacherspayteachers.com. I love supporting teachers by purchasing their products, but since I only wanted a couple of the animal outlines I decided not to buy the $3 pack. Instead, I found free animal patterns at http://patternuniverse.com/. My favorite were the camel, elephant, and giraffe templates. There are tons of patterns to choose from.
Once you have your patterns printed, it’s up to you how you choose to fill them. We chose to segment them with vertical lines and filled each segment with a different pattern. After about half an hour of stopping to think about what our next pattern should be, admiring each other’s work, and second guessing our choices, we were all pretty happy with the results.
These would look great framed with an inexpensive frame. I love frames with mats, like the Ikea Ribba frame, but they can be a bit pricey for the larger frames. Instead, I would probably print and do a smaller scale image to fit in the 5×7 Ribba frame, which costs $1.99.
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