This week’s O-riginal Art Activity brings Newton Howard’s paintings to life. Explore the sportsman’s paradise and make your own duck blind hat.Download Activity
Newton Howard was a New Orleans painter known for his serene landscapes of the marshes and bayous of South Louisiana. Howard was an avid duck hunter, fisherman and conservationist.
Colored pencils, Markers, Glue, Scissors, Stapler/Staples, Construction paper
Step 1: Use colored pencils or markers to color two duck templates (make sure they are a mirror image of each other).
Step 2: Use scissors to cut out the ducks. Use a stapler to staple the two ducks together. Leave the bottom part of the duck open.
Step 3: Make the hat using two sheets of construction paper of the same color. Fold them in half horizontally then staple the two sheets together into a long strip. Adjust the strip to fit the size of your head.
Step 4: Decorate your hat like a duck blind. Use markers to draw grass or cut out plant shapes from a different color sheet of construction paper.
Step 5: Place the duck on the top of your hat. Use the stapler to secure it by stapling it on each side.