Thursday, June 27, 2013

Woolly Mammoths

Here is a very simple craft we did to go along with our Ice Age theme. I printed out a coloring page of a woolly mammoth (found here) and cut up a bunch of pieces of yarn. After learning about these extinct animals (and using measuring tape to show how long their tusks were -- 16 feet!), the kids used a brush to paint slightly watered-down glue onto the picture.
Then they put on the pieces of yarn.

That's it! They could put them on in strips, to look like the long hair on a mammoth.
But most of the kids just put the yarn on any which way.

Either way, these mammoths are woolly!

Fun Fact: The top hairs on a woolly mammoth were three feet long!

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