Preschool Craft | A Winter Walrus

This month we kicked off homeschool preschool with my 3 year old. Mostly we’re doing some directed practice of basic skills like writing, cutting and gluing with a sprinkling of field trips and fun activities. It’s been quite fun so far, more than I imagined. And just yesterday, my daughter announced to the checker at Costco – “I’m homeschooled! We’re doing cwafts after nap!”

Her favorite project has been this cute walrus …

walrus

A WINTER WALRUS

Inspired by Preschool Crafts for Kids

Supplies

  • 1 piece of 8 1/2×11 cardstock
  • 1 piece of a 8 1/2×11 contrasting color cardstock
  • Scrap pieces of white and black paper
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 4 pieces of yarn
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • Scissors
  • 1 marker

Directions

  • Lay your background piece on your work space.
  • Cut your second piece of cardstock into 3 circles – 1 for the body, 1 for the head and 1, cut in half, for the 2 flippers. Depending on your child’s age, they could jump in here and help cut circles. Free hand if they are old enough, or a parent could trace a circle and your child can cut along the lines.
  • Cut a small rounded triangle nose out of your scrap pieces.
  • Let your child arrange the walrus pieces onto the background like the photo above and begin gluing with the glue stick
  • Use the Elmer’s glue to attach the googly eyes, or, cut 2 small white circles like I did, add marker pupils and glue those onto the walrus face.
  • Draw a mouth/smile to complete the walrus face.
  • Cut 4 whiskers from yarn and use the Elmer’s glue to attach.

If your project is anything like ours, it will need a few hours to dry before displaying 🙂 Happy winter crafting!

You can read more about our homeschool journey here.

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

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