Geckos to Go
Bright craft paint
suction cups and/or magnets
Draw or trace the outline of a gecko on a file folder. Then, cut out the shape with scissors.
Use craft paint to decorate the top of the gecko with colorful designs.
Use craft glue to attach short pieces of pipe cleaner underneath the gecko's legs and tail. After the glue has dried, bend these parts to make your gecko look as if it's crawling.
To display your gecko on a window, glue a couple of small suction cups to its unpainted side. To put it on a metal refrigerator, glue on magnets. Or just show your gecko off on a flat surface.
...one of a kind party hat...
plastic flower pots
nasturtium and loose leaf lettuce seeds
foam reptile, dinosaur, and jungle stickers
Have kids decorate a flower pot with foam stickers. Next, let the kids fill their pots with potting soil. Sprinkle seeds in the pot. Cover seeds with a fine blanket of potting soil. Let the kids write their name on a name tag and attach it to their pot with a raffia bow. Preschoolers may need help with this step. Have fun!
Not-So-Scary TP Snake
Empty TP paper towel tubes Craft paint: green, yellow, black Piaint brushes Glue
Hand Hole Punch
Wiggle Eyes -- 15mm
Small Scrap of Red Paper
Cut TP/paper towel tubes in half or fourths. Paint the inside light green. Paint dark green in the middle of each ring and lighter green near the edges of each ring. Let dry. Paint a rough black line where the colors meet. Punch a hole in each roll near each edge. Hook pieces together (both ends) using paper clips. Cut a forked tongue out of red paper. Glue tongue to one end. On the same end, glue on two wiggle eyes. Add a string to pull him around.
The Lizard Wizard