One of the projects I was working on last week was a craft project for my almost 6yo to go with a story we will be reading when we start school next week. The story isTiger Gets Stuck from the book The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book.
The story is about a tiger who tries to be tricky and catch a rabbit from within his hole, but of course he gets stuck! Funny story. We are going to make a Book of Books this year featuring art pages about stories that we read. Should be fun and I will share more of the book as the year goes on...which means I have know idea how I am pulling this together yet, but as time passes I am sure it will come to me!
The first thing I did was sketch out the main characters in the story.
Then I created the background for the project out of paper scraps...LOVE finding ways to use up scraps!
I colored the characters with colored pencils...it is always fun to use new school supplies. Ella likes to paint, so I am not sure if she will color or paint, we will find out what she wants to do next week. After coloring the pictures I cut them out. I cut them close, but if Ella wants to cut them herself, she can cut them out with white around the edge...this is good practice for her.
Here are the character files for you to print! Happy kids crafting!