Let’s Draw Carly the Cat

Hello and welcome to today’s drawing fun! All you need is some paper and something to draw with. Let’s get started drawing Carly the Cat. Meow!

Start out with a circle.

To add Carly’s ears, draw 2 triangles on the top side of the circle. Then add 2 smaller triangles inside the first ones, and color the smaller triangles in with your pencil.

Now for 2 eyes. Draw 2 ovals, then a circle in the bottom part of each oval. Color in the circles.

Draw an upside down triangle for her nose.

Now draw 2 circles, one on each side of the triangle you drew for her nose. Under that draw a “U” with a smaller “U” inside of it. This is Carly’s mouth. Color in the smaller “U”.

Now let’s add some whiskers by drawing 3 lines out on each side of Carly’s face, starting inside the mouth circles.

If you want to draw only a cat’s head, then you are finished! Good job! If you would like to add a body, then keep going with me. Add 2 curved lines under the head like you see in the following picture.

Let’s add 2 front legs and 2 front feet.

Draw the lines for the body on down till they meet the legs and then draw a small line between the legs to finish Carly’s body.

Add 2 ovals for her back feet and add 2 curved lines to each foot to make her toes.

Let’s see…are we done? Have we forgotten anything? Wait…check again…what’s missing? Her tail? Of course! Draw her tail coming out the side.

If you would like your cat to look like a boy, then you are finished. If you’d like your cat to look like a girl, then you can add 3 eyelashes to the top of each eye.

Great job! Now you’re ready to draw a whole litter of kittens! Hope you had fun with our latest drawing project! 🙂

Learning In Quarantine

With lots of kids out of school now due to the Covid-19 “social distancing” and quarantines, moms and dads are looking for educational things their kids can do at home. Cool websites with educational themes seem to be popping up all around. I will try to share the ones I come across in order to help keep our kids’ minds sharp on their extended Spring breaks and provide some fun while we’re all staying home.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has a very interesting Facebook page you’ll want to check out. They have started sharing a Facebook Live video called Home Safari each day at 3:00pm EDT. Monday’s video was about a hippo named Fiona.

There is also a fun quiz you can do and you’ll find the answers in the hippo video. Completing the quiz gets you entered into a drawing to win 4 tickets for a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo after they reopen. Each day they will highlight a different animal that calls the Cincinnati Zoo home. Here is a link to their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/cincinnatizoo/posts/?ref=page_internal

Another really fun looking website that will keep the kids entertained and all their brain cells working is the Scholastic Learn at Home site. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Here’s the little blurb you’ll see on their website:

“Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

-The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.

To begin, choose a grade level. Then you’ll find books to read right on the website, videos to watch and activities to do. There are currently 5 days worth of things to do, but they will be adding more until there are 20 in total. Looks like a lot of fun!

Enjoy these fun websites! I’ll pass more onto you as I find them! Stay in, enjoy being each other and wash your hands!! LOL 😉