Schools were off here today so these activities were done with a 6yr old.
The idea for making the animals with conkers came from RedTed Art, will link at bottom of page! So thanks for that!
You will need -
- a thick needle/tool to make holes in conkers
- pipe cleaners of varying colours (chopped up)
- googly eyes
- mini pompoms/random crafty bits
- some thread
We used an upholstery needle to make the holes in the conkers, this was quite tricky!
I had already cut the pipecleaners in to various lengths so 6yr old picked what colours she wanted her spider to be and popped them in the holes. You can secure them with glue but we found they stayed in ok without.
We opted for pompom eyes!
This snake might be my favourite thing we made! Threaded the conkers together with thick thread. The body was decorated with tissue paper, pompoms and using chalk on the conkers to make patterns!
He was named "Slithers!"
Link to RedTed Art - thanks for the conker animals idea! http://www.redtedart.com/2013/10/14/autumn-crafts-horse-chestnut-spider/