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Arts & Crafts: Animals > House Pets


Three Little Kitten  added 8-2-98
Original Author Unknown

Story:
Three Little Kittens

Three little kittens lost their mittens
And they began to cry: Meow, meow, meow
What? Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens
Then you shall have no pie: Meow, meow, meow
Three little kittens found their mittens
And they began to cry: Meow, meow, meow
What? Found your mittens, you good little kittens
Now you shall have some pie: Meow, meow, meow.

Three Projects:

Need: Paper Bags, Crayons
Directions: Using paper plates or paper bags, have the children make cat masks

Need: Yarn, paper, Glue
Directions: Make a yarn collage, the older children may be able to manipulate the yarn to make pictures!

Need: Paper or Wallpaper
Directions: Have each child cut out two matching mittens from either different colors of construction paper or different patterns of wallpaper, mix them up and have
children match up the correct pairs. If using wallpaper, play a form of Memory Game, having children try to remember which mittens match when placed face
down on a playing surface.


Cat Handprint added 8-2-98 Original Author Unknown

Need: Wallpaper, paint and markers

Directions: Use a wallpaper sample book to let the children cut out a rug for their cat to sit on. Then put their handprint upright on the "rug" (fingers together, thumb outstretched a little becomes the tail). Then use the top of a liquid detergent cap to 
make a circle at the top of the handprint (to become the
cat's head). Add facial features, whiskers, etc. Have the children name their
kitten.


Kitty Collage added 8-2-98 Original Author Unknown

Need: Old Cards, Magazines, paper, Glue, Scissors

Directions: Let Children find and cut or tear out pictures of cats from greeting cards and magazines. Paste their cats on pieces of constructions paper.


Bone printing added 4-13-99 Original Author Unknown

Need: Different size dogs bones, paint and paper

Directions: Provide different size dog bones, a tray of tempera paint and paper to make prints.


Paw Prints added 2-4-01 Original Author Unknown

Need: potatoes, molding clay, or corrugated cardboard, paint and paper.

Directions: Have the students help you make paw stamps.  You may make them by carving potatoes with spoons, molding clay into paw shapes, or cutting corrugated
cardboard and gluing it to another piece of cardboard.  Allow the students to dip
their stamps into shallow bowls of tempera paint and press onto paper.


Stuffed Dog added 2-4-01 Original Author Unknown

Need: Paper, scissors, staple, glue. crayons, newspaper

Directions: Cut pair of dog shapes from a variety of colors of paper.  Allow each
student to choose color.  Allow them to color and add collars, dog jackets, etc.
Staple or glue edges of dog shapes together leaving small opening.  Stuff with
wadded up newspapers--staple shut.  Hang these from ceiling or use as wall display. Let students name their dog.


Yarn Dog added 2-4-01 Original Author Unknown

Need: Colored rug yarn or thick 8 ply knitting wool, Paper, White Glue, Dog Photos or Pictures, Cardboard

Directions: Trace a good, clear picture of a dog, the larger the better, onto the cardboard.  Cut the yarn or wool into 1" or 2" strands.  Use an egg carton to separate the colors & to make selecting and handling of the yarn easier. The child then glues the yarn strands onto the dog outline to make hair & a tail. Draw a mouth & eyes & define the ears & the tail. Finally invent an appropriate name for the dog.


Folded Paper Puppy added 2-4-01 Original Author Unknown

Need: paper and crayons

Directions: Cut out a triangle shape for each child out of brown construction paper
or out of white. Children fold the long edges. You do this as if you were ear marking a book page. Have children then add eyes and nose.


Dog Tags added 2-4-01 Original Author Unknown

Need: paper, crayons, hole punch and yarn

Directions: Have the children choose dog names for themselves. Write the name on a construction shaped bone. Have children decorate their bones. Attach yarn and let them wear them.


My Dog Bowl added 2-4-01 Original Author Unknown

Need: New Dog Bowl, stickers 

Directions: Buy new dog dishes and have the kids decorate them with stickers. They can use them for cereal bowls at home or just to hold trinkets.


Puppy Puppets added 2-4-01 Original Author Unknown

Need: Brown lunch bags, paper, glues, crayons

Directions: Make puppies from brown lunch bags.  Let the child draw the face on the
bag and glue on ears.


Yarn Pictures added 9-16-02 Original Author Unknown

Need: Paper, cat cut-outs (or magazine pictures), yarn, glue.

Directions: Provide children with a large piece of paper, cat cut-outs and yarn.  The children can color the cat, and then glue the cat and yarn onto the paper.  Discuss how cats and kittens like to play and that yarn is often a favorite toy.


 

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