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    Skunk Craft for Kids {with Newspaper}

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    You can disagree if you want to, but I think that this skunk craft will convince you that skunks are just completely adorable. I mean, who knew? For this project we are going to add some details using recycled newspaper. I love the look of print in any project, and the skunk’s white stripes lend it self to this so well. Plus using recycled materials is always a simple way to teach kids about living responsibly and loving their environment.

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    SKUNK CRAFT FOR KIDS

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    SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

    • Construction paper (color of choice)
    • Paper plate
    • Large pompom
    • Black paint
    • Newspaper
    • Glue stick
    • Pencil
    • Scraps of black and pink construction paper
    • Googly eyes (25mm self-adhesive work best)

    It can be a challenge to find time to craft with your kids, but I know that you want to (or you wouldn’t be here). So, here’s what I want you to do right now…fill your kids’ craft bag using our master list. It will only take a few minutes. Once it’s filled, your prep is over. Because we stick to that list for every craft on this site, you will be ready to craft at a moment’s notice. Just pull out the bag and pick a project. So simple! What are you waiting for?

    Skunk Craft Instructions

    Step 1: Paint

    • Squeeze out some black paint onto a scrap of newspaper.
    • Dip your large pompom into the paint
    • Tap paint an upside down pear shape on your construction paper. You can draw the shape in pencil first if that helps.
    SKUNK CRAFT STEP 1
    STEP 1

    Step 2: Add the Recycled Newspaper

    • Find a section of newspaper that is primarily black and white print (unless you want to use the comics, which gives your skunk a whole different kind of look but is fun too).
    • Tear a skinny football about 6 to 7 inches long for the top of your skunk’s head.
    • Then tear a strip that runs from the top of the head to the skunk’s nose.
    • Once your paint has dried, use the glue stick to put these newspaper pieces in place as shown.
    SKUNK CRAFT STEP 2
    STEP 2

    Step 3: Cut

    • Cut out 2 half circles from black construction paper for the skunk’s ears.
    • Then cut 2 slightly small half circles from pink for the center of the ears.
    • Last, cut a triangle with rounded corners from the black (or pink) construction paper for the skunk’s nose.
    SKUNK CRAFT STEP 3
    STEP 3

    Step 4: Put It Together

    • Finally, use the glue stick to attach the ears and nose to your newspaper craft project.
    • And put the large googly eyes in place.
    SKUNK CRAFT STEP 4
    STEP 4

    Step 5: Make the Skunk Craft Your Own

    • Add whatever extra details you want for this step. This is your arts and craft projects. So, really just make it your own using whatever items you have on hand.
    SKUNK CRAFT STEP 5
    STEP 5

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    SKUNK CRAFT FOR KIDS WITH RECYCLED NEWSPAPER STRIPES