Monday, August 11, 2014

Cardboard Crocodiles

I made these crocodiles with children at an art camp last week. I assembled the pieces and the children painted on the scales and added the eyes and teeth. You can get an idea of the assembly from the photos. I used a heavy rippled paper that I have on hand, paper towel rolls or poster board would also work. I stapled the parts of the body together. The head and tail were separate pieces that I attached to the body through slits that I had cut. The feet are cut from craft foam and the eyes I happened to find on the sale shelf at Michaels.


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  1. vicki - Akela Brenchley and Matfield Cubs UKJuly 11, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    i will use this idea at my Cub Camp - pirate theme - next week. Thank you!

  2. You're welcome! Have fun with the camp!

  3. This is awesome. We are using it for a recycling project.

  4. Hi, thank you for sharing this pattern :) I put a link to it in my Alligator Creative roundup :) Hope you are okay with this?
    Have a wonderful day! Christine

  5. You're quite welcome. Thanks for linking to the post!