DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Frog Craft -- Easy Version
(his mouth opens and you can put things inside!)
WHAT TO DO WITH THIS CRAFT:
There are lots of uses for the craft:
- make a Five Green and Speckled Frogs game
- use the craft to store small toys, small books or keep treasures safe (who'd dare try to steal your prized possessions from this nasty critter!) Do not store food inside it.
- give it as a gift to a sibling or a grandparent
There are two versions for this craft. This, easy version provides a nice short-cut option for younger children or large groups. The paper mache version is a bigger project and is appropriate for older children (and daddies *grin*)
- Tide (laundry detergent) box. Doesn't really matter what size you use, as long as it's the standard type with the flip up lid.
- glue or tape
- 2 egg carton cups
- construction paper or poster board (for the limbs...
we used green, but use what you have).
- OR you can take plain white paper or cardboard from old cereal boxes and paint it for the limbs if you don't have the construction paper or poster board... Or if you want this craft to be 100% recycled materials.
- OPTIONAL: markers
- Cut plastic handle off the box. (adult help required)
- Cover the Tide box with construction paper . Or use white paper
and color or paint it green (it takes about 6 to 8 sheets to cover the box).
- Tape or glue the egg carton cups into the center of the head. Color on black pupils with a marker or glue on black pupils cut from construction paper.
- Cut legs and arms out of construction paper or poster board/old cereal boxes. (you can even use the cardboard backing from your pad of construction paper!)
- Let the kids chose the colors they want to make things
- OPTIONAL: Glue eyelashes onto the eyeballs. Take a strip of construction paper and fold a 1/2 inch tab. Slit the strip every 1/4 inch or so all the way down to the tab. Curl around a pencil and glue to the eye.
- Tape on a red construction paper tongue. Curl around a pencil