'He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws!' Can you guess who we are talking about?.... Of course! It's the Gruffalo!
If you, like us, love everything to do with this toothsome beast then you will love this week's Kids Club craft. Join Lillie as she shows you how to create your own Gruffalo wooden spoon puppets! Warning- don't make them too grizzly, they might just give you a fright!
Are you afraid of the big bad mouse?! Watch as Lillie tells the story of The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson and shows this week's craft!
We hope you enjoyed that story! Now get ready to decide which character from the story you'd like to make on your wooden spoon... Will it be the Grizzly Gruffalo himself? The fabulous fox? The opulent owl? Well read on to find out how to create one based on the slithering sssssnake.... hiss!
What You Will Need:
- A wooden spoon
- Colouring-in pens in the colours of your chosen character
- (Optional) googly eyes, card and glue (for Gruffalo horns and teeth)
(These instructions are to create the snake character!)
1. Start by using a blue pen to create 5 coloured in triangles around your snake's face. These create a cool snake skin pattern.
2. Using a yellow felt pen add in two circles towards the top of the spoon, these will be the snake's spooky eyes.
3. Then using a green pen colour around the traingles and the eyes.
4. Next up use a black felt pen to add in some more features; two dots for its nose, some menacing eyebrows and a mouth. Use a red felt pen to draw in a terrible tongue.
5. Ta da! Your snake wooden spoon puppet is ready! Why not create the whole collection of Gruffalo characters now?
Well there you go, you have created your own super spoon puppet! Why not re-listen to Lillie telling the story in the video and do some acting with your puppet?
If you have created your very own Gruffalo spoon character please send us any pictures of your compelted crafts to our social media channels. Find us at @SouthsideSW18
We are off to eat some Gruffalo crumble now, see you soon, Kids Club families!