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Whether you are teaching about the environment or the plagues this delightful Craftstick Frog will keep the kids interested in what you have to say.
Two Craft Sticks (for eyes)
19 Mini Craft Sticks
Two 7mm Wiggle Eyes
Fine Point Black Permanent Marker
Bright Green, Olive Green and Red Paint
Click on Printables and print pattern. Paint craft sticks and craft stick mini green.
Place eye sticks on top of pattern (edges of eye sticks are touching at the bottom). Dab glue on sticks in areas that will be covered by body. Place body sticks on top of glue. Allow to dry.
Turn frog over so front side is facing down. Place 2 leg sticks vertically on each side of frog (refer to pattern), then glue horizontal leg pieces to bottom back of frog. Glue remaining minis diagonally to each side of frog across legs and body so that they will not be seen from the front, but will hold leg and body pieces together.
When glue is set, turn the frog over so that front is facing upward. Transfer or freehand the nostrils and inside shape to body.
Paint the inside body shape with Olive Green. Outline the inside body shape with black marker, then draw stitch lines as shown on pattern.
Rouge cheeks with red paint. Draw nostrils and wiggly line around the body, eyes and leg sections, close to the edge with black marker (see pattern).
Glue on wiggle eyes. Allow to dry.
From Mary Ayres book Craft Stick Critters. Permission granted by Grace Publications, May, 2000. This Pattern May Not Be Sold!