Stories & Crafts: Little Skinks Tail

Welcome to our digital Stories and a Craft for preschoolers. Join us as Miss Dawn reads Little Skinks Tail by Janet Halfmann and then make a lizard.


Make a Lizard


  • Glue or tape
  • 1 popsicle stick, tongue depressor or a small stick
  • 1 green pipe cleaner
  • 1 small piece of red paper or white colored red
  • 2 small googly eyes or eyes made from paper


  • Color the popsicle stick with a green marker, you can make spots or stripes with other colors. If using a stick, you won’t need to color it.
  • Cut the pipe cleaner in half for the legs. Twist the pipe cleaner pieces around the stick (one in front and one in the back) and bend to form a leg and foot.
  • Glue or tape on the red paper for a tongue
  • Glue or tape on the small googly eyes or eyes made from paper

More Fun

Lizard Coloring Page

Lizard Maze

Lizard Video


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Kathy Ellison

I work in the Kids Library and I love picture books. I'm always looking through the newest books. Ask me for a recommendation! You can find me making book bundles for preschoolers, at storytime or in Toddler Time 1.