This is definitely not the first from-the-sick-bed craft post. I find making something is a great way to take Hrit's mind off his troubles. To cheer him up what else would we try but dinosaurs. .. something basic and easy.
We got an Amul Cool can and cut out the top. This was a bit tough the first time round, then I got the hang of it. With a knife and hammer I managed to get the top off. If any of you knows a simpler way please do share it.
We covered it with green glaze paper.
Since it was to be a Stegosaurus we cut out the spines from card paper...
.. Hrit stuck them on.
Then the tail.. a curved one with zig zag edges.
Stuck that on too.
Then came the face,.. a simple oval, with googly eyes and a big smile.
We gave it a pair of feet, then stuck on some rounds of golden paper (which Hrit insists on calling 'yellow ochre' for some reason) and finally smaller drops with paint and it was done. As a bonus it holds pens and pencils too.
Hrit wasn't entirely satisfied because the Stego didn't look scary at all so next we did a dragon, a scary one. The face, the wings and legs came out of red card paper. We cut out a zigzag from white paper and stuck it on for 'teeth'.
We even did a tail with a pompom at the end 'with which it could hit out at its 'enemies'.
After everything was stuck on it looked quite nice.
There they are.. the two of them.
Labels: crafts for kids, dinosaurs, Hrit, illness