Saturday, March 10, 2012

Red Eyed Tree Frog

Reptile and amphibian weeks are in full force in the classroom! This little guy is just too darned cute not to include!

Items needed:
Large paper plate cut in half
Green Paint
Construction paper - red, black, yellow, green and orange
pen or pencil

Getting started:

First step is to paint the paper plate. I used glossy green paint because I had it left over for a project. You can use green paint and add some glue to it to help make it shinier. Put it off to the side to dry.

Here is the cut outs for the frog. A solid green body is used and then yellow is cut to create the underbelly of the frog and create its mouth. The little hands really make the cuteness factor go up on this one!

Glue the yellow onto the green background. Then add the black eye centers to the red and glue onto the top of the frogs head.

Glue the frog to the back of the plate and glue the "hands" on top of the plate.

You can leave the plate as is I suppose but I had to take it one step further and cut notches out to create a leaf like appearance. I really love his "hands"!

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