Welcome to Stories and a Craft for preschoolers. Today Miss Dawn is reading A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni. After the story try making a chameleon of your own.
Make a Chameleon
Making this chameleon will take some adult help but is worth the effort.
- 2 sheets of green paper (or white paper you color green)
- drinking straw
- strip of red paper
- glue stick.
- Fold your green sheet of paper in half. Lay the straw along the fold, with 1 inch extending out from the paper on one side of the fold. This is where you will blow through to move the tongue.
- Draw a half oval shape on your folded paper. Cut out your half oval, leaving the fold uncut.
- Cut a strip of red paper 1 inch wide by 6 inches long. Glue or tape one inch of the red strip folded around the straw.
- Lay the straw inside the oval on the fold line. Glue the sides of the oval together.
- Cut a 3 inch circle from green paper. Cut the circle into a spiral for the tail. Glue in place.
- Cut 4 legs and glue them in place.
- Make eyes from white paper and glue one on each side of the body. Add any body marking that you would like.
- Roll the tongue around a pencil to curl it. You are ready to play with your chameleon!