|Posted by Eilis on August 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM|
It's the second week of the school year and I am anxious to begin some "directional art," but the scissors skills just aren't there yet. Today, after reading Corduroy, one of my very favorite children's books, it came to me.
I knew we could glue some brown and green circles and rectangles and come up with our own adorable bears. (When I went to Amazon for a picture of the Corduroy book, I couldn't believe the great price of this hardcover book and plush animal boxed set. I don't want to type it here since prices can change, but click on the picture if you are interested.)
I used my 2 1/2 inch circle punch to cut the head.
The arms are a brown rectangle about 1 x 5 inches.
One green rectangle is about 3 inches x 2 3/4 inches. Two are 1 1/2 inch squares. The shoulder straps are 1 1/2 inches long. (I just cut them free hand.) Each bear needs one button and two small google eyes. I finished the face with a a black marker. (The bear in the photo has not been glued yet.)
Here are a couple of pictures I took while putting the pieces together:
Homeschool Creations has some free printables to go along with Corduroy HERE.
I'd love to hear your "Bear Theme" ideas.