State of Texas Crafts and Activities
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
and Ear Pattern.
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
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.
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