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 …
A WINTER WALRUS
Inspired by Preschool Crafts for Kids
- 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
- 1 marker
- 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!