Easy Kid's Craft ~ 15 Minute Hippos

Oh my...the long, hot days of summer....bored little guy...busy mom...what to do...what to do?  A few weeks ago the little guys and I went to the library and got some summer reading material....for MR {the littlest guy} we also got an art book, First Book of Art: With Lots of Projects to Do by Rosie Dickins. This book is chock full of great ideas that are simple and most can be made with what you have on hand.

For this project all we needed was construction paper {check}, safety scissors {no check....couldn't find ours so we substituted scrapbooking zig zag scissors}, glue stick {check} and pencil/markers/crayons {check}.

Step One

Get construction paper ~ we used one entire sheet folded in half and then cut one sheet in half and folded those two pieces in half.

Step Two

With folded half at the top {think greeting card}, freehand the shape of a hippo leaving the top {the folded portion, intact-this will NOT be cut}...ours look more like sheep {I should not have allowed myself to do this part}.

Step Three

Cut along the lines remembering NOT to cut the top.

Step Four

MR added construction paper cut into shapes onto the front of the hippos using a glue stick.  He also drew eyes, a nose and mouth.

easy kid craft hugs, mb

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  1. nebuchudnessar says:

    I love those hippos, I must do them when my nieces and nephews come over next week!

  2. Tracy - Craft Junkie Too says:

    Hopping over from The Frugal Girls linky party…..
    Love this project! Wonderful tutorial!!
    I invite you to link up this FABULOUS project at my linky party this week and join us every Thursday evening (through Tue.) to share your wonderful projects. 🙂
    Craft Junkie Too

  3. I have had to search for things for my boys this summer, too! We made playdoh not long ago.
    Great project! Thanks for sharing 🙂