Thursday, June 24, 2010

S is for Snake



(Sophia is 26 Months, Marcus is 42 Months)

Continuing on with our snake theme this week, we decided to make a special craft project using the letter S.  We have been reading the book Crictor by Tomi Ungerer.
Crictor (Reading Rainbow Books)

In the book, Crictor is a friendly pet boa constrictor belonging to Madame Bodot.  Madame Bodot teaches at the public school, so naturally Crictor learns to make various letters and numbers "in his own way."

We decided to make our own Crictor snakes in the shape of the letter S.

Here is how to make this project--

1)  Gather your supplies!
You will need:
  • various shades of washable paint, 
  • several sheets of construction paper, 
  • paint brushes, 
  • scissors, 
  • glue stick
  • pen, and 
  • craft foam


2)  Draw a Letter S on the Construction Paper.   

3)  Ask your little artists to paint their snakes using any snake painting technique they desire.  (It helps if you make lots of hissing sounds while doing this.  It will help you get into the spirit of things.) 


4)  Allow the S shaped snake to dry.  Meanwhile, cut out some eyes and a biforcated tongue out of the craft foam.


5)  When the S snake is dry, cut it out for your child.  (Older can do this themselves.)

6)  Next, have the children paste the cut out snake onto another sheet of construction paper.


7)  Attach the snakes eyes and tongue.

8)  Proudly hold up your finished art piece and pose for a picture for mama.  :) 



For more ideas on using art to expand your child's favorite books, check out:

2 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The snakes came out so well. I had forgetten about Crictor.

Charlene said...

Cute snakes!

catching up on my stART comments.

 

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