created this fun activity for my pre-k class a few years ago. It is a
great two-day project because
children love finger painting, and need lots of practice cutting with scissors.
supervise and assist your child with this
You will need the following supplies:
paper: dark and medium brown, tan, and light blue
- Finger-paints: red, orange,
brown, and yellow
Before you begin:
Make a pattern
for each body part using the above photo as a reference. Remember to keep it simple, or little ones
will get frustrated trying to cut with scissors. For the mouth, make
a small circle and cut in half. Next,
trace each pattern
piece with a marker onto the appropriate color of construction paper:
- Large head
pattern, arms, legs, and tail (dark brown)
and Small head pattern (tan)
These instructions are for your child or
students to do, but please supervise:
1. Loosely crumple newspaper pages and stuff into
open paper bag until full.
2. Close opening and fold over about an inch from
the top. Secure flap down with glue.
3. Choose finger-paints from the list.
brown paper bag and set aside to dry.
5. Cut pattern pieces on traced
line. This step can be divided over
a two-day period.
6. Glue eyes and mouth onto head
before attaching to brown paper bag.
7. Glue head, arms, stomach, legs,
and tail to brown paper bag. See photo.
8. Set aside to dry. (I recommend
overnight because children tend to use a
lot of glue)