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Combining art with math, geometric animal art can be a great art project to do with kids.

How to make geometric animal art for kids.  Kids can pick their favourite animal and turn it into geometric art.  Easily make handmade greeting cards with their geometric art projects.  #mathart #animals #treevalleyacademy

How To Draw Geometric Animals

Here are the basic steps to drawing animals using geometric shapes:

#1 Find a photograph of an animal.

Kids can pick their favourite animal or use a picture of their pet.

My daughter’s favourite animal is a fox. To find a picture for her to use, I did a simple search on a website with free photo downloads called Pixabay.

We found a beautiful fox image that didn’t have any body parts hidden by grass or any another object, and also had enough contrasting colors to be easy to work with.

a fox on a snowy background.  We're going to use this image to create geometric fox art.

#2 Print photo

Print the photo if it’s digital, or cut out the image if it’s in a magazine.

If you have a photo editing software, you have the option of sizing the photo to whatever dimensions desired. If not just print out as is.

#3 Place card stock or paper over image.

This works the easiest if you have a tracing light box or something else to make tracing easier. A few pieces of scotch tape might be helpful to keep everything from moving.

a tracing light box is very helpful when doing geometric animal art

#4 Trace outline of image using only straight lines.

You’re going to redraw the outside of your image with only straight lines. A small ruler will be very helpful.

Since we are doing geometric art, this won’t be exactly like the image. You can decide to do more lines to more closely resemble the animal, or less lines for a simpler effect.

#5 Trace parts like the eyes and nose of the animal using geometric shapes.

Using your ruler, trace these areas making sure all lines are straight.

#6 To add more detail, you can draw straight lines to emphasize different parts of the body.

For example, in the fox image, I chose to outline the head, and distinguish the hind leg from its tail. Of course this is optional and up to each artists artistic choice.

#7 Draw lines to fill the inside of the animal with geometric shapes.

Common geometric shapes are triangles, rectangles, and other 4 sided polygons.

You can choose to do smaller shapes which will mean there are more shapes, or bigger shapes which means there will be less of them.

I had my daughter do hers in pencil so she could erase things she didn’t like. It was a good idea as she created a lot of lines that were at times too close together to be able to see shapes. So there was some erasing that needed to be done.

Afterwards, she retraced everything in black marker to make the lines nice and crisp.

#8 Color if desired.

If desired, shapes can be colored in.

I told my daughter to choose 3 – 5 colors for her fox. She choose her coloured pencil crayons and then colored each of the geometric shapes of her animal one of those colors.

This is my 9 year old’s geometric fox:

She has some things to work on, but that’s what learning is all about. Overall, I was very impressed with her geometric animal art.

Making Greeting Cards With Geometric Art

I have always enjoyed creating my own handmade cards. I have a box where I keep all the greeting cards I’ve made. When I need a card, I dig through my box to pick just the right one.

I hope to be able to pass on this hobby to my daughter, so she too can make her own greeting card creations.

Getting kids involved with creating greeting cards has many benefits. It combines art with writing, and teaches empathy and thinking of others.

And making geometric art animals is a great start to creating some nice greeting cards.

Simple Ways To Make Greeting Cards

Layering Different Colors of Card Stock

Layering various colors of card stock is one easy way to make a greeting card.

For my geometric fox card, I simply trimmed the white card stock of my geometric fox, and glued it to a larger layer of brown card stock. Inside the card I glued a white sheet of paper.

When I end up using my card, I might add some black lettering to the white area, depending on what I want it to say, like “Thank You” perhaps or “Get Well Soon”.

Using White Card Stock and Folding It

For my daughter’s geometric fox card, she created it on white card stock that was folded over in the shape of a square.

I had some artistic suggestions for my daughter, but she decided to come up with her own idea. This is her finished card:

How to make geometric animal art for kids.  Kids can pick their favourite animal and turn it into geometric art.  If desired, these art projects can be used to make some beautiful greeting cards.  This is a handmade greeting card a 4th grader did of a fox. Detailed instructions for kids to make their own animal math art. #mathart #animals #fox #geometricfox #treevalleyacademy

Layering Cut Out Shapes of Card Stock or Colored Paper

Here’s another geometric animal art card we made.

How to make geometric animal art for kids.  Kids can pick their favourite animal and turn it into geometric art.  Easily make handmade greeting cards with their geometric art projects.  This is a handmade greeting card of a giraffe with instructions for kids to make it.  #mathart #animals #giraffe #giraffeart #treevalleyacademy

We used the same methods above except we drew the outline of the giraffe on yellow card stock and then cut it out.

For the spots we cut shapes from brown paper and glued them on.

We focused on the eyes and nose and other identifying features we wished to highlight, using not exact shapes but using a ruler to trace our original photo using the straight line method as explained above. We did those pieces on black paper and glued them on the yellow giraffe silhouette.

When our giraffe was complete, we glued it to another coloured card stock that was cut and folded into a card.

More Geometric Art Ideas

For more geometric art ideas for kids, check out this book “Math Art and Drawing Games For Kids“

Sours: https://www.treevalleyacademy.com/geometric-animal-art/
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Set of animals white in flat style origami snake, elephant, bird, seahorse, frog, fox, mouse, butterfly, pelican, wolf, bear, rabbit, crab, monkey, pig, turtle, kangaroo on crumpled paper background
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How to Create Geometric Animal Art

how to create geometric animal art

Learn how to create geometric animal art today! Creating personalized art work can really help to make a house feel like a home.  One of my favorite pieces on our Gallery Wall is this geometric drawing that I created to represent our beloved Cocker Spaniel, Max.  It is super easy to make your own geometric animal image!  Let me show you how to create geometric animal art…

how to create geometic animal artwork

How to create this geometric animal artwork:

How to Create Geometric Animal Art

First you need to start with a black and white image of your animal.  Be sure to print off something that has high contrast.  This will help you to outline and determine the shape of your image.

How to Create Geometric Animal Art

Trace a straight edged outline of the animal in pencil.  You can use a light table or window to see through the paper to the original picture.  I taped the black and white printed image to my window then traced overtop of it onto a blank sheet of paper.

How to Create Geometric Animal Art

Next, using a ruler and thin sharpie draw the outline again.  Create 3-5 dots within you outlined image.  These will be your points of interest.  From these draw straight lines with the ruler and sharpie to intersections on the outline and within the body of your image.  If you are unsure of this step try playing around with pencil first and tracing over your lines in sharpie when you are happy with the image.  There is no right or wrong way to do this, simply trust your instincts and work with the image until you come up with something pleasing to your eye.

Final steps:

How to Create Geometric Animal Art

Erase any pencil marks and you are essentially done.  You can scan and print your image if you want to but it’s not necessary.  I scanned the image that I made, boosted the contrast in my photo editing software and created this FREE Geometric Spaniel Printable.  Now you can download this spaniel printable or create customized geometric animal art of your very own!

How to Create Geometric Animal Art

How to Create Geometric Animal Art

I love how this print turned out!  It is one of the more subtle elements of our Gallery Wall that adds a ton of personality.  Creating a gallery wall of this magnitude is really very easy especially if you follow my how to create a gallery wall post for tips and ideas.

How to Create Geometric Animal Art

What animal would you choose to create geometrically?  I would love to see it!  And if this how to create geometric animal art post helped, please let me know…

How to Create Geometric Animal Art

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