Friday, August 21, 2009

Fly n Spider :)

We read the book 'There was an old lady who swallowed a fly' and we decided to make the fly and the spider today.. we will make the rest of the animals in the upcoming days... This will be a fun way to remember the story, it's order and make a book with our own animations!

Materials for the fly and spider...
white paper for the fly black construction paper for the spider
scissors glue googly eyes

Demonstrate how to draw a fly on a scratch sheet of paper by drawing a small circle for the head a smaller circle for the body and one more circle for the last part of the body. Draw on legs (making the letter L makes the legs look cool!) and 2 ovals for the wings! Tell them that they don't need to draw the legs or any details.. just the body..
Next instruct the children to cut out their drawing, color the cut out and then glue on googly eyes/draw it on or cut eyes using construction paper..
For the legs we colored a small section of the white paper with a black marker (you can just use black construction paper if you have it) and then cut out thin legs. The last step is to glue on the legs!

To make the spider... trace your hands on a black construction paper using a white crayon or white color pencil works best. Cut out the hands and the thumbs. Then draw and cut out an oval shape for the body. Glue the hands together with the fingers facing the opposite direction. Glue on the oval on top in the middle for the body. Again you can use the googly eyes or small pieces of cotton/rice (what ever you have) for the eyes. Last step is to fold the fingers so the spider is standing up! creepy crawly spiders are ready to play!

Here's a video of the story!

For all art activities you can adjust the project to the child's age by assisting them with the drawings, cutting, folding, etc. The main idea is to spend time with your child and have fun! And remember there's no right or wrong way of doing any kind of art. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder! Enjoy the process!!!

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