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Really Wild Adventurous Animal Arting… and a Wild GiveAway…

April 20th, 2013 · 22 Comments

Who doesn’t like some amazing animal antics… here we go… this isn’t anything new, but the results are always spectacular… Scratch art is one of our quickest and easiest arty project that you can do again and again on any theme and everyone always enjoys it… Especially our youngest artist, who can think of nothing better than smothering anything in black paint!!!


This is number five in our series of se7en + 1 fabulous Crafty book Giveaways… Read on, read on…

This book, Wild Adventures by Michaela Strachan was given to us by PanMacmillan South Africa for review… and it is fabulous fun!!! A poetry book, full of fun rhymes, facts and funny, beautiful photographs and cartoons… it has the feel of a “good place to linger” and learn more about the wild world of animals without making any effort!!! We really enjoyed it!!!

Scratch Art Animals in a Nutshell

Smother your paper in colours – we use oil pastels because the colours are unbeatable!!!


Any which way will do…
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Then cover it completely in black acrylic paint…

All over… everywhere…
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Then we used a nail, honestly we do this project so often that I keep a bag of nails specially, to scratch some animal art…
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Animal Projects From the Past, That You Might Enjoy.

Bill Martin Junior Book Covers in Se7en Steps

Se7en Easy Beastly Masks

Se7en Wild Paper Animals

Beastly Bunting in Se7en Steps

The GiveAway

So We have a copy of this books to GiveAway to a lucky reader… Leave a comment and tell us which wild animal you would really like to see… in real life…

This GiveAway works in the usual way, just leave a quick comment and you have until the close of play on the Sunday 28 April 2013, to enter. We will draw and publish the winner next week and I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. All our GiveAways are World-Wide – so no excuse – leave a comment and enter away!!!

We want to thank PanMacMillan South Africa for the book that they sent us for review. And we would like to declare that we are not paid to do our reviews, just provided with book. All the opinions and artwork are entirely our own!!!

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Tags: Book Crafts · Crafts for Kids · GiveAways · Paper Crafts · Reviews

22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cara Kapp // Apr 20, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I think I would love to see a Kangaroo. 🙂

  • 2 Lesley // Apr 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Number One usually doesn’t win but anyway my kids and I would love this book. We have been lucky enough to see loads of wild animals but I still want to see the beloved and elusive Leopard close up!!

  • 3 kristina hargraves // Apr 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    My family would love to see a elephant!

  • 4 Susannah de Smidt // Apr 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    We would like to see a Pangolin or a Cape Fox

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  • 6 Ellen // Apr 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

    A jaguar .

  • 7 Katherine Aitken // Apr 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

    We see lots of animals in the wildlife park, but I would really love to see a polar bear.

  • 8 shells // Apr 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Oooh definetely a cheetah…

  • 9 Lande // Apr 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    The leopard with his spots!

  • 10 aunty muffin // Apr 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    A giraffe!

  • 11 Wendy Meijer // Apr 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    looks like fun 🙂
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  • 12 Rikki // Apr 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    What an amazing looking animal book!

  • 13 Irma // Apr 22, 2013 at 5:31 am

    A warthog!!

  • 14 Beth_N // Apr 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    the jaguar, proud and beautiful creatures.

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  • 16 Allison // Apr 25, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I’d love to see some deep sea creatures in person!

  • 17 Lidia // Apr 25, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Hmmm, my favourite wild animal is an elephant and it’s much better seeing them in the wild than cooped up in a zoo.

  • 18 Reina // Apr 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    We would love to see and swim with dolphins 🙂

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  • 20 Pam // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Animals and rhymes! One of our favorite combos. I’d like to see a giraffe.

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