Friday, November 6, 2009

Puppy Dogs

So the Turkey project wasn't enough entertainment for Monster Boy the other day, so I had to think fast and come up with ANOTHER project for him.
So we made Puppy Dogs out of foam as well. (Can you tell this is my new favorite product? It's PERFECT for preschool aged children!)

For this project you will need:

Foam sheets (any color - sticky back optional)



Optional items:

Things to use for templates for your shapes
Any additional decorations you would like to add.

Step One: Create a backing for your project. We used foam cut in the same way as on the turkey project - but you could also use construction paper, poster board, etc.

Step Two: Have your child pick out the color for their dog's face, ears, collar, and eyes. (Again, we have a green dog, as this is Monster Boy's favorite color. This time we have orange ears, because he informs me this is his second favorite color, and blue eyes because that is his "other" favorite color.)

Step Three: Draw a circle for the dogs face. I used the bottom of a cup to trace the circle and it wound up the perfect size. (It was a foam drink cup). Have your child (if they are old enough) cut it out.

Step Four: Make your ears. I just drew a leaf shape onto the foam for the ears - it turned out pretty well. Again, have your child cut the pieces out.

Step Five: Make the whites of the eyes. For this I used a basic Bic lighter bottom. Again, it turned out just the right size. Cut out.

Step Six: Make the colored portion of the eyes (better known as the iris) I used the bottom of a AA battery for this one. Cut out.

Step Seven: Make the nose. Again I used the Bic lighter for the shape. We made a pink nose, but you could also do black if you preferred. Cut out.

Step Eight: Make a mouth. You can either draw a mouth on or cut one out of foam. I used remnants from cutting out the nose to create the curve for our mouth.

Step Nine: Make a tongue. I drew a small U shape onto the red foam. Cut out.

Step Ten: Make the collar. For this you just need a short, straight strip of foam. Cut out.

Step Eleven: Make the dog tag. I used gold foam, but any color will work. I used a quarter to trace this one. Cut out.

Step Twelve: Have your child place the Dog face onto the foam.

Step Thirteen: Place the ears at the top of the dog face. I glued mine on drooping down, Monster Boy preferred to have his pointing up, and then decided to move them again so they were sticking straight out!

Step Fourteen: Place the Whites of the eyes in between the ears of the dog on the dog face.

Step Fifteen: Place the iris of the eyes on top of the whites at the bottom edge.

Step Sixteen: Place the nose directly below the eyes.

Step Seventeen: Place the mouth below the nose and position the tongue so it is "sticking out" of the mouth.

Step Eighteen: Place the collar directly under the dog's head.

Step Nineteen: Place the dog tag directly below the collar.

Step Twenty: Have your child write their name if they are able, or write their name and date the picture for them!

Monster Boy's dog:


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