We love this 1964 “perky fellow” made from Styrofoam. In our updated version, celebrate the cold weather by creating your own wintry classroom menagerie!
Bonus: This craft is a great way to use up your leftover beads, scraps of fabric, buttons, and other stray crafting items!
Things You’ll Need:
Craft paint (black, brown, ivory, and any other colors you choose)
Assorted craft supplies (e.g., pompoms, felt, pipe cleaners, cotton balls)
What to Do:
1 | Paint your Styrofoam ball using craft paint and a foam brush. If students want to make the creatures pictured above, follow these directions:
Reindeer: Paint the entire ball brown.
Penguins: Leave a heart-shape area white and painted the rest of the ball black.
Polar bear: Paint a small ivory circle for the snout.
2 | Draw animal faces in permanent marker once the balls have dried. Kids can decorate their creatures by gluing on various craft supplies.
3 | Cut a 1-inch strip of construction paper and glue the ends together to make a cylinder. Place the completed animal heads on the cylinders and enjoy your winter creatures!
Photos: Adam Chinitz; Crafter: Morgan Levine; Craft Research: Pari Deshpande Cohen