This months Virtual Book Club for Kids has the featured author Paul Galdone and I’ve loved searching for his books (unfortunately not an author in our library so it’s been on Amazon), with many of them favourite fairy tales and folk tales we chose a book this time that wasn’t one that we are familiar with and brought The Monkey and the Crocodile by Paul Galdone and with T (almost 3) we have been crafting to bring the book alive.
After party season has finished we’re left with a huge amount of paper plates so we’ve been using them in our crafting – last time we created a Paper Plate Lion and this time we’ve got another animal to add to our jungle a Paper Plate Monkey.
Materials needed for a Paper Plate Monkey
Brown Paper (2 different shades is good)
2 different sized bowls to draw around
Making a Paper Plate Monkey
Using the larger of your two bowls draw around on the brown paper and then on the pink paper draw around the smaller bowl. Cut these out and glue the pink circle onto the brown and cut in half – these will form the monkey’s ears.
Tear up the two different colours of brown paper into smallish squares and rectangles – don’t worry if they are different sizes and shapes as this will only add to the effect.
Cover the paper plate with glue and then stick on the brown paper T had to add more clue on top of the paper she had stuck down to get a good coverage of the brown paper – you could arrange the paper so that the bottom of the face had the lighter colour of brown or that the centre of the face was lighter – however T’s at an age were we just cover it very randomly which works as well.
Once it’s dry we added the two ears, goggley eyes, then drew a rough nose on a piece of pink paper which T cut out and stuck on the paper plate. Adding a smile we left to dry and now we have a fun Monkey to join our lion in the jungle.
Virtual Book Club for Kids
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.