Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kids Crafts: Lizard Climber

I used to have one of those wooden bears on a string that would climb the wall if you pulled on the strings...do you remember those? Anyway, we have this fabulous book The Usborne Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do. Z loves it and find projects he wants to do from it. This was one of the first ones...since it involves one of his fav animals, lizards! It was super simple to make and he just made another for his little sister (Maressa) today. You don't have to make a lizard but it also shows a cute ladybug and cute spider example.

To make it we used a piece of poster board for the lizard. Z copied how the lizard was drawn in the book. Then used stickers to make spots.
Once you have your critter like you want, you turn it over. Cut two 1 inch pieces of straw and tape them on. You also need to tape a penny toward bottom of the critter so it will have some weight to it. We used yarn, but any string will do. Cut your string about 3 feet long. After you pull your string through the straws, tie a bead to the ends. This is so when the lizard is not in use it won't fall right off the string, so make sure your beads won't fit through the straws.
Now hang on a door knob and pull the strings one at a time to see your lizard climb! :)


michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is a great idea! My daughter would be amazed by this craft. Thanks! I linked to you at somedaycraft.blogspot.com

Deanna said...

Thanks! I added your button. :)

The Collins Chronicle said...

Thank you for your tut! I am planning on using it for my homeschool group! These 1-2nd graders are going to flip!


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