Here are a few hints about what project we will be making today – it’s green, has 4 legs and lots of sharp teeth! Can you guess what it is? An alligator!! Whoa! Alligators are scary, aren’t they? Well, the REAL ones are, but this alligator is cute and fun to make! Take a look at him…
He’s pretty cool, isn’t he? Let’s get started making him! 🙂 You will need 1 flat wide craft stick, 2 green pipe cleaners, 2 wiggly eyes, a small piece of white paper and markers or paint. First you need to color/paint the craft stick green. I used a green marker for mine as it dries much faster than paint.
Take 1 green pipe cleaner and cut it in half. Use each piece to make the alligator’s legs by wrapping it around the stick and bending the ends a little to look like his feet.
Here’s another view…
Take the second green pipe cleaner and wrap it around the stick between the 2 sets of legs. Slide the legs in to meet the wrapped pipe cleaner so the alligator’s “tummy” is covered by the pipe cleaner.
Glue 2 wiggly eyes on. I placed mine close to his front legs so that he has a long nose. I made them a little crooked just to make him look funny. 😉 Draw 2 half circles on for his nose holes.
Next add some “V” shapes to his tail area.
All he needs now is some sharp, pointy teeth! Lay a craft stick on the edge of the white piece of paper and draw some jagged teeth around it.
Cut the teeth out with your scissors and glue them to the underside of your alligator.
And there you have it! All done and ready for some play time adventures!
Great job! Are you going to name your alligator? I’m thinking that Fitzgerald is a good name for my alligator. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!