Snapdragon anyone? I’ve offered this simple project at a number of programs in the past, and it’s always well-received. “Snappy” has decorated the edges of a swamp at a Halloween party, hid in an Alice in Wonderland garden, and grown out of pots at a “Primordial Plants” event table!
- 1 paper cup
- 1 small rectangle of green construction paper for head (approximately 1.5″ x 3″)
- A sliver of red construction paper for tongue
- 1 green pipe cleaner
- Hole punch
- Extra green construction paper for leaves
First, fold the green construction paper rectangle in half to form Snappy’s mouth. Tab the ends of the mouth, then cut out teeth.
Cut the sliver of red construction paper to look like a forked tongue and tape (or glue) it into the mouth.
Tape the pipe cleaner stem inside the paper cup. Use extra green construction paper to add foliage. Done! Perhaps you can test out your new Snappy skills with this garden story time?