I was inspired by the arctic animals snowstorm craft idea and wanted to make one for desert animals in a sandstorm. This technique uses an old toothbrush to splatter the paint over a template. I really like the effect. This is great if you're doing a unit on desert animals. Here, I used a camel, tortoise, and scorpion, but you could use others.
- tan construction paper
- yellow paint and tray
- old toothbrush
- desert animal templates
- card stock
- Find some simple desert animal stencil templates such as camel, scorpion, tortoise, armadillo, road runner, etc. and cut out from card stock.
- Lightly glue the templates onto beige or tan paper so they stay in place. This is important as after becoming wet, the templates will start to curl.
- Dillute some yellow paint in a tray with a little water. Dip your toothbrush in the paint, and using your thumb, flick the paint all around the edges of the animal templates.
- Remove the templates and allow to dry. It will look like the animals are walking through a sandstorm.
Here's the arctic animals version: