Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Giraffe Spot Project

In this project, children will be tearing the brown paper to create the giraffe spots themselves. Easy and open-ended project.

  • Yellow paper(8.5" x 11") - for giraffe body
  • Brown paper - for the giraffe body pattern
  • Glue
  • A giraffe photo

  • Use the template and cut out the giraffe body. You may cut out 2 giraffe bodies per one sheet of paper.
  • Prepare about 5" x 8.5" brown paper per student.
  1. Show a giraffe photo to the children and discuss about the distinctive features such as body shape, colors, spots, etc.
  2.  Show the children to tear the brown paper into small pieces, and glue on the giraffe body.
  3. Pass the giraffe body and brown paper to children.  

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Snail--Paper Craft Project

 A fun and easy paper craft project.

  • lightweight paper in several different colors for snail
  • green paper for leaves(could be lightweight or heavyweight paper)
  • pencils
  • white glue
1. Use the template A to cut out the snail bodies.
2. Use the template B to cut out the leaves
3. Prepare a photo of a snail.

1. Show a photo of the snail and talk about how snails look like.
2. Tell the children that they are going to make a snail with paper
3. Demonstrate how to roll the snail body strip with a pencil.
    Tips: Roll the paper from the side marked with a star.
4. Pass the snail body strip and pencil to children.
    Could be hard for children 2 to 3 years old, so assist children to roll the paper if necessary.
5. When snail body is rolled, glue it on a leaf to complete the project.

Other ideas:
* Use patterned paper for snail body or leaf for fun visual effect.
* Tell children to draw the details to the leaf with marker, crayons, etc before gluing the snail.