Crafty Animal Projects for Kids

Pencil Pals Animal Project

Try the Pencil Pals Animal Project for kids.
Try the Pencil Pals Animal Project for kids.
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Coil up with a new friend with the Pencil Pals animal project.

What You'll Need:

  • Self-hardening (air-drying) clay
  • White glue
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Wire rack

Kids with learning disabilities sometimes need a special friend to help them stay focused and eager to learn. These cute pencil pals might be just what the teacher ordered.

How to Make Pencil Pals:

Step 1: Roll the clay into three-inch "snakes" that are 1/4 inch wide.

Step 2: Glue two wiggle eyes to the head end of the snake, and draw on a silly smile.

Step 3: Coil the snake around the eraser end of a pencil. Use markers to decorate the snake's skin with fun patterns and colors. Make a few different snakes.

Step 4: Lay the pencils on the wire rack, and allow two days for the clay to harden. Add a little white glue around the snake to guarantee that it will stay put. Donate these pencil pals to your school's special education or resource room teachers.

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