Create a Cheshire Cat

Free Lesson from Jessie Willcox Smith Mad Hatter Tea Party

Arthur Rackham did illustrations for the wonderful story of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”  He was an English book illustrator and is recognized as one of the leading literary figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration. His work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolor which would be considered mixed media. He did the Cheshire below.

When you do your Cheshire cat you can be very creative. You can choose to make it any color you want. Here is a sample of another older picture of the cat by John Tenniel.

The cat was known for its distinctive mischievous grin. What does mischievous mean? Which cat picture do you think is the best? Why? One of its distinguishing features is that from time to time its body disappears, the last thing visible being its iconic grin.
Be creative and make your own Cheshire cat. What color will you make it?  

While creating your project, you can go to this link to watch this fun video of Disney’s cheshire cat, here!

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