I've had a lot of requests for more paper plate crafts. This Frog Pouch is made with a paper plate and a half. I've provided templates for dinner sized and snack sized plates.
Hang on your wall and use it to hold candy, hair elastics, notes or any small items. It's great fun to make a different one for each season and hang them in a special place (changing them as the seasons change)
Staple the pouch together (adult)
OR punch holes all the way around and have the child lace it together with wool or string.
Paint green and let dry
Glue on template pieces (you can substitute wiggly eyes for the template eyes).
Curl tongue around a pencil
it all depends on what option you use... You'll will need
- paper plate (whatever size) and 1/2 of the same size paper plate
- green paint,
- green construction paper OR
- green tissue paper
- Template pieces provided, OR
- construction paper
- Cut one of the plates in half and staple it to the whole plate to form a pouch
- hole punch the two plates and let the child "sew" the pouch together with string, wool, lace or ribbon.
- Paint your paper plates green
- glue green construction/tissue paper onto it (rip 1 inch (ish) squares of construction/tissue paper and glue them on with a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 regular children's white glue. This is sort of like mod podging)
MAKE THE FACE
- Print out the template of choice. Colour (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces. (Younger children may require assistance with the cutting.)
- OR skip the template and cut/draw your own pieces on construction paper and glue them on (this is what we did)
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).