What can I say, I’m a sucker for Frogs… Even our nursery is “frog” themed… I love them, well kind of… I love pretend frogs … But being the mommy of boys I think I better learn to love the real kind too… Lately we’ve seen a ton of little frogs and toads out and about in our lawn! The other night we were sitting on a friend’s deck around 10:00pm and all of a sudden my husband screamed and flailed and jumped and squirmed all at the same time. Come to find out a frog had jumped on his shoulder… It must have been on the table umbrella, roof or tree in order to land where it did, but it did provide us with a few giggles on Ben’s behalf!
I figured that since we’ve seen so many frogs around and about we might as well do a frog project! We’ve had this book for some time and really love it… It’s simple, sweet and a little bit silly! I think you’ll enjoy it too… I noticed it’s priced under $5.00 at Amazon if you are interested! It’s called The Icky Sticky Frog, by Dawn Bently The book features a frog with googly eyes and a long sticky tongue that stretches out from the cover… There is a cute little surprise ending that your kiddos are certain to love!
I also found the book on the Moving Picture Books website for $0.99 if you want to download it and watch it that way… Either way, it’s adorable!
You don’t have to have the book to enjoy this craft, however… There are a couple variations so choose what is best for your family…
Here’s what you’ll need…
Green Construction Paper for the hands, feet, and eyes
Paper Plate (you can either use a green paper plate or paint the plate green) for the body
Red Construction Paper or party horn for the tongue
Googly Eyes or white paper for the eyes
1. Paint both sides of the paper plate…
2. Cut out some hands, feet and eyes (if desired) from the green construction paper
3. Once both sides of the plate have dried, fold the plate in half….
4. Glue on the hands and feet and eyes (either google right to the top of the paper plate or eye buds)
5. Cut a strip of red paper and roll it around your finger or a pencil to make it “curl”
6. Glue the tongue to the inside of the plate…
7. TADA your frog is complete… My boys were running all around the house trying to “snap” bugs up with their tongues. I think maybe we should make some bugs for them to eat!
***** You could even research frog facts and write them on a small piece of paper and put them inside your frogs…
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