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Mixed-Up Creature
Cut out different body parts from old magazines to construct a mixed-up creature.
Cut out different body parts from old magazines to construct a mixed-up creature.
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Find out what it's like to be a mad scientist with this goofy cut-and-paste mixed-up creature.

What You'll Need:

  • Old magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil

How to Create a Mixed-Up Creature:

Step 1: Have your children thumb through magazines until they find an interesting head, two unusual hands, a couple of dazzling eyes, some really amazing teeth, and a wildly dressed body.

Step 2: Mix and match these body parts to create a fantasy creature sure to make everyone laugh.

Step 3: Glue the crazy creature to a piece of paper to show it off. Then ask your children to write a funny story or poem about their crazy creature!

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