Summer is here! That means warmer weather, longer days, and late sunsets.
Listen to festive, summer books 📚 with Ms. Rebecca from the library and use the instructions below to follow along and create an adorable frog craft 🐸 with Ms. Kelly from Historic Columbia.
If you sit outside and listen as the sun goes down on the hot summer day, you can hear an orchestra of crickets, cicadas, and especially frogs! Make your own frog in celebration of all the different creatures we get to hear and see during the summer months.
• Green paint
• Paint brush
• Green, black, white, and red construction paper
• Empty water bottle and lid
Tip: Don’t have a paint bush? You can make one with a cloths pin and cotton ball.
Start by painting one side of your plate green and setting to the side to dry.
Trace you hand on the green construction paper and fold the paper in half. Cut your paper hand out with the paper folded in half so that you have two paper hands when you finish.
Using the bottom of your water bottle, trace a circle on the white construction paper, and fold the paper in half. Cut out the white circle with the paper folded in half so that you have two circles when you finish cutting.
Using the lid of your water bottle, trace a smaller circle in the black construction paper. Follow the same directions above when cutting out your black circle so that you have two circles when you finish cutting.
Draw a mouth for your frog in the black construction paper and cut it out.
Cut a long, thin strip from the red construction paper and wrap it around your finger so that it curls.
Once the paint on your plate is dry, glue your paper hands to the bottom of the paint-free side of the plate. These will be the frog’s feet.
Glue the white circles near the top of the painted side of the plate, these will be the eyes. Glue the black circles in the center of each white circle, these will be the pupils of the eye.
Glue the mouth in the middle of the painted side of the plate.
Glue the curled red construction paper to the mouth, this is the frogs tongue curling out to catch a fly!
Enjoy your hard work! You can even take your frog outside with you while you listen to the frogs croak in the summer evening.