Improve eye-hand coordination with this googly-eyed catcher.
What You Need
- Green, red, and black craft foam
- Cutting blade
- Glue gun
- 1 strip of red construction paper (optional)
- 1 large sheet of green construction paper (approx. 12 x 18 inches)
- Large, empty soda bottle (preferably green)
What You Do
- Cut Soda Bottle
Carefully cut the bottom off of a clean, dry soda bottle. This will be the frog’s body.
- Make Frog’s Head
Trace a large circle on the piece of green craft foam. (Tip: Trace around a dinner plate to draw a perfect circle.) Cut out the circle. This will be the frog’s head.
- Cut Out Frog’s Mouth
Place the soda bottle, cut side down, on the green circle. Use a pencil to trace around the edge of the bottle. This circle should be slightly off center, as it will be the frog’s mouth. (See photo.) Use a cutting blade to cut out an open-mouth shape. NOTE: Cut this piece SMALLER than the circle you have drawn.
- Glue Bottle Onto Mouth
With your frog face flat on the table, center the soda bottle on top of the mouth. Use a glue gun to glue the bottle onto the foam. Let this dry while you work on the other parts of the frog.
- Make Frog’s Eyes
Make eyes by cutting two smaller circles from the white craft foam. (Tip: Trace around a glass or cup). Then cut two smaller circles from the black craft foam and glue them onto the white circles.
- Make Frog’s Legs
Make frog legs by cutting two long strips from the green construction paper. Cut four flippers from the remaining paper. Glue a flipper to each end of the long strips.
- Attach Eyes and Legs
When all the glue is dry, attach the eyes to the frog’s face. Drape the legs over the frog’s body and glue in place.Add Tongue
If desired, glue a red paper tongue to the frog’s mouth. Make it curl by wrapping the strip of paper around a pencil.
- Play Catch
Now you are ready for a game of catch! Take turns tossing and catching small objects in the frog’s mouth.