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Torn & Painted Paper Mice

Young artists learn about the role of the arts during difficult times and use tearing, painting, collaging and coloring skills to make their own heartwarming mouse scene!

torn paper mouse
Box in the Form of a Rat, from Chinese Animals of the Zodiac series

Story: Frederick, written and illustrated by Leo Lionni

Project: Use tearing, painting, collaging and coloring skills to make a mouse scene

Featured Artwork: Japanese, 1868-1912, Box in the Form of a Rat, from Chinese Animals of the Zodiac series, wood.Gift of Mrs. Virginia W. Kettering, 2019.4.1

Supplies Needed

  1. Gray or blue/gray, and brown construction paper 
  2. White craft or watercolor paper 
  3. Watercolor paint (no watercolors? Use crayon!)
  4. Paintbrush
  5. Container for water
  6. Elmer’s glue or glue stick
  7. Black crayon

Optional Supplies

  1. Scissors
  2. Crayons
  3. Black construction paper

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