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Armadillo Arm Band Craft for Kids

Armadillo Arm Band Craft For Kids Armadillo Arm Band Craft for Kids
3D Armadillo Arm Band Craft Armadillo Arm Band Craft (flat)

This craft comes in two different styles and three different sizes. The first style constists of Armadillo Arm Band Craft - 3D www.daniellesplace.comtwo parts; the head and body. The ears and head are folded and glued to the body to make it standout from the arm. The second pattern has only one part and sits flat on the arm.

The armadillo pattern is attached to a band that is fastened around the arm. You can also glue the pattern to a paper towel or TP tube to make an armadillo toy.


The patterns for this craft are available to members.


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Free Plastic Bottle Armadillo Craft for Kids

Armadillo Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Tan, brown, or gray fun foam, hot melt glue gun and glue, markers, 20 oz. plastic bottle, and scissors.

How to make:

1. Print out the patterns, Shell Pattern (PDF Pattern), Head Pattern(PDF Pattern), Legs and Ear Pattern (PDF Pattern). (Printing Problems?)

2. Cut out all the patterns. Place the shell, head, and ear pattern on fun foam. Trace the patterns onto the fun foam and cut them out. Place the leg pattern on a piece of paper that has been folded in half. Trace the pattern onto the folded piece of paper and cut it out. Unfold the paper and place it on a piece of fun foam. Trace it and cut it out.

3. Glue the leg pattern around a 20 oz. plastic bottle so that the legs are hanging down on one side of the bottle (See the picture.).

4. Cut the four slits on the shell pattern. Make four darts in the shell by placing glue along the under side edge of each slit. Bring the edge of the slit over the meet the dotted lines. Press until the glue sticks. Do each dart one at a time.

5. Glue the shell over the legs so that just the legs show. (See picture.) The front of the shell, the part that has the curve that goes inward, should be glued to the top of the bottle where the head will be attached.

6. Glue the head pattern together to make a cone shape. Cut the slits by the nose. Push the fun foam under the nose in towards the center of the cone and bring the nose down over the fun foam that you pushed in. Glue it down. Glue the head to the top shell by placing some glue on the tab that sticks out from the head. Place the head over the top of the bottle so the tab is under the front of the shell.

7. Place a tiny bit of hot melt glue in the bottom center of each ear. Fold the ears in half and hold the fold down until the glue holds. Glue the ears to the head where marked.

8. Cut a tail from the left over fun foam.

9. Use a marker to draw on the mouth and eyes. To finish draw stripes and circles on the shell and head.

How to Print or Copy these Instructions.

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Use this craft to learn about armadillos. Have your children draw nine bands in the center of the armadillo to make a nine-banded armadillo famous in Texas and other US states. Read Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett about an armadillo named Bo and his great adventure in the Texas countryside and at the rodeo.

Have your children study the pictures and discuss how the landscape differs from their own.

Visit the auther's web site, to see a great armadillo made from a milk carton.


More Good Books About Armadillos


Amazing Armadillos The Armadillo from Amarillo Armadillo Tattletale Armadilly Chili (Albert Whitman Prairie Books)
Army the Armadillo Armadillo Ray Armadillos: Animals That Wear Armor Armadillo at Riverside Road


Three-banded Armadillo Paper Craft

Three-banded Armadillo Moveable Craft

Did you know that not all armadillos can roll into balls? The three-banded armadillo is the only armadillo that can do this.

Your children will love learning about armadillos using this moving armadillo craft. The head, tail, and legs tuck in to form a ball just like real armadillos.

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Nine-banded Armadillo Paper Craft

Nine-banded Armadillo Paper Craft

Use this craft to study the nine-banded armadillo that lives in western United States.

Child cut out the pieces, color, fold, and glue them to a TP roll or four-inch tube.

The patterns and directions for this craft is available to members.

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