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Art Project for Kids: Animals in the Circus

June 6, 2013 by  
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In today’s art project for kids, we will learn about the animals in the circus. The circus has always been an inspiration for artists, many painters have painted clowns and trapezists, but we will talk about those who have painted the animals in the circus.

After we see some of their artworks, we are going to make our own circus with our favorite animal.

Materials:

A small cardboard box.

A piece of cardstock or construction paper.

Paint.

Wire.

Paper fasteners.

Art project for kids, animals in the circus 1

Many artists created their artworks based in the wonderful world of the circus.

Art project for kids, animals in the circus 2

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

Alexander Calder not only painted the circus, but he built his own little circus with the animals, trainers, and clowns, and he was the ring master.

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

Now, let’s work in our project.

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

First, we painted and decorated the boxes.

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

Then, we traced, painted and cut the animals.

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

We made the springs with wire.

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

And we assembled everything together.

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

Art project for kids, animals in the circus

To learn more about Alexander Calder, click in the image below:

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