Make these fun frogs with paper cups and bottle caps.
Frogs can be found in many different colors around the world. They like to live in ponds, swamps, and sometimes trees. Follow the directions below to make your own colorful frogs.
Supplies you will need for one green frog (you can change it up, though, and use any color you like):
1 Paper cup
2 bottle caps
2 Yellow wiggle eyes
2 Green pipe cleaners
Green and yellow construction paper
Green acrylic paint
Red curling ribbon
Plastic Pringles lid (for tracing the circle for the head)
First, use the plastic Pringles lid to trace and cut out a circle from the green construction paper and set aside. Then use the large end of the paper cup to trace another circle on the yellow construction paper and set aside.
Next, use the sponge brush to paint the outside of the bottle caps and the paper cup green, and let dry.
Next, use the hole-punch to make two holes on either side of the rim of the cup. Then thread a green pipe cleaner through each hole and twist to form each leg.
Next, take the green circle cut-out and fold in half. Glue the inside to keep in place. Then, glue the bottom half of each bottle cap onto the folded side of the circle as shown in the picture. Glue a wiggle eye to each bottle cap. Allow a few minutes to dry if needed.
Next, use the marker to draw the face. Add dots for freckles. Add more dots and freckles to the smaller circle cut-out and glue to the side of the cup to form the belly of the frog. Then glue the head to the cup as shown.
Finally, add a three-inch piece of red curling ribbon for the tongue.
I hope you enjoy making these fun and colorful frogs with your kids!
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