How cute is this painted paper crocodile? Something I love about cutting and gluing projects with kids is that their crocodiles will each be terrifically unique and have so much personality. Some will have huge mouths and tiny feet. Others will have snaggleteeth and fearsome eyes. Whatever the fun result, this is a great line and texture lesson for your kids and one that also gives them lots of opportunity to practice cutting.
To tie this lesson into learning about ancient Egyptian art, we read Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomie de Paola and talked about all the ancient Egyptian art the characters found along the Nile river.
ABOUT NILE CROCODILES
Nile crocodiles live all over Africa and are named after one of their homes in the long Nile river that runs through Egypt. They can grow as long as 20 feet and weigh up to 1,650 pounds! Their ears, eyes and nostrils are on the top of their head so that they can see, hear and smell while they are swimming in the water.
They started their crocodile pieces and they’ll finish them off tomorrow!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)