Paper Plate Hippo Craft
After a cute hippo craft idea?
This term at playgroup our theme is wild animals and this week I was in charge of the hippo. I decided on “There is a hippopotamus on the roof eating cake” by Hazel Edwards & Deborah Niland as my book and went in search of hippo craft ideas! This is what I made (inspired by this blog post).
What you’ll need:
- Paper plates
- Light blue, grey, white and pink craft papers (thick but not cardboard)
- Googly eyes
- A stapler
- A glue stick
- A black texta
- Crayons or colouring pencils (optional)
What you do:
- Get your child to decorate the back of the paper plate with crayons or coloured pencils (I didn’t do this as my son just wanted to get straight into glueing!)
- Cut out the snout section from the light blue paper. A slightly squished oval a bit wider than the plate works best.
- Cut out the ears from the grey paper and slightly smaller versions from the pink paper, rounded triangles work well.
- Cut out the teeth from the white paper.
- Draw on the nostrils and the mouth.
- Get your child to glue on the snout and the teeth onto the mouth.
- Get your child to glue on the eyes and the pink inner parts of the ears onto the grey parts.
- Help your child to staple the ears into place.
You’re done! Enjoy 🙂