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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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Construction paper (color of choice)
- Paper plate
- Large pompom
- Black paint
- Glue stick
- Scraps of black and pink construction paper
- Googly eyes (25mm self-adhesive work best)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.