Paper Plate Noahs Ark
Kids will enjoy making Noahs Ark and animals as you tell the age old story of the flood.
To Make The Ark You'll Need:
Two dinner sized paper plates
Two pint-sized drink cartons
Acrylic craft paint and paint brushes
Double stick tape or glue
Stickers for decorations (optional)
To Make The Animals You'll Need:
Colored card stock
Round colored stickers
Adhesive back metallic paper
Water color and/or gouche paint
Rubber eraser to use as printing tool
To Make the Ark:
Fold paper plate in half and cut along the fold. Either staple or glue the two halves together. Join the two drink cartons together with glue or double-stick tape.
Paint your plates and cartons. Apply details such as port-holes and windows with paint or stickers or adhesive backed patterned paper. If you would like to make a base for your Ark, paint and decorate the back side of a whole paper plate as well.
Once paint has dried, join the carton portion to the plate portion with double stick tape or glue. The base plate becomes a base by cutting a slit in the middle of the plate with a craft knife. Cut the slit in the shape of an elongated capital letter I.
Insert your ark into the base, and cut a small portion off the bottom of the ark if necessary to help it stand up.
If you prefer, omit the base, and hang your ark by attaching string or ribbon to the top of the drink cartons. One way would be to use a hole punch to make two holes, one in the center of each carton, and then attach a cute coordinating ribbon.
To Make the Animals:
Click on Printables and print out animal silhouettes, transfer image to paper by putting a piece of carbon paper between your print out and the back of your patterned paper, and using a ball point pen, trace around the edge of each animal. Or alternatively, glue or double stick tape animal to heavy weight paper or cereal box cardboard, cut out animal silhouette, and use as a template for tracing (I recommend this option.)
Before you transfer your animal silhouette to your patterned paper, fold paper at least once, and transfer image such that one side lies exactly on the fold to create joined animals.
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