Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

I love me some Shel Silverstein and this book is one of his loveliest. We did this one with children and also at adult day cares. The craft couldn't be easier - sorry about that photo - I'll try and post a better one. At any rate, we just used Crayola clay that air dries, black seed beads, a bit of wire, a butterfly sticker and a wire. It is pretty self explanatory - you roll up a ball, use a knife or scissor edge to cut a mouth, open the mouth, pop a bead into the clay on each side, put a little glitter on the back of your sticker, glue the glittery butterfly to your wire and insert the wire in the clay. It will be dry in about 24 hours and you will have a very realistic representation of that adorable little fellow in Mr. Silverstein's book.

Hope you enjoy this craft and, as always...

Keep on Shining!


1 comment:

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