Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
|

Yarn Dog

Materials

  1. Colored rug yarn or thick 8-ply knitting wool
  2. Paper
  3. White glue or glue stick
  4. Dog photos or pictures
  5. Cardboard

Directions

Trace a large clear picture of a dog onto the cardboard. This is just the basic outline, so don't worry about it looking exactly like the picture. Draw a mouth and eyes and outline the ears and tail. Cut the yarn or wool into one or two-inch strands. Use an egg carton to separate the colors and to make selecting and handling of yarn easier. Show your child how to glue the yarn strands onto the dog outline, creating fur-like patterns. Once the dog is finished, give the dog a name and make up a story explaining how the dog came to have such brightly colored fur.

|

From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


August 30, 2014



Keep it hot (or cold)! No one likes cold soup or warm, wilted salad. Use a thermos or ice pack in your child's lunch box to help keep his lunch fresh until it's time to eat.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

11 Coolest Lunch Boxes for Kids
Send your child's lunch to school in style! Check out our picks for the 11 best lunch boxes with great features from BPA-free accessories to spill-resistant fabric.

7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
Follow these back-to-school safety tips to make sure your child stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the playground.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!