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A Book and a Craft: Where the Wild Things Are

It’s true that we are HUGE fans of activities and crafts based on children’s books.  I love taking the kids to the library for our weekly story time which is usually followed by a craft project.  I also incorporate crafts at home with the kids throughout the month.

Today I’m sharing a craft inspired by the book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maruice Sendak.  This craft was easy to put together and took about 20 minutes to assemble from start to finish.  This would be a great craft to do at a play date, as it uses only a few items (easy set-up is bonus for a mom hosting a play date!) and these paper plate crafts are fun for acting out the story in a small group.  We had a blast making our craft and using it in retelling the book Where the Wild Things Are.

I didn’t do a tutorial for this because I wasn’t actually planning to write a blog post about this.  As I mentioned, it’s pretty straightforward to put this together so you shouldn’t have any trouble.

To make this craft you’ll need:

  • 1 small tan colored paper plate (or you could use a white plate and color/paint it tan)
  • brown felt cut into strips
  • adhesive foam shapes (for the eyes, nose, ears and teeth)
  • scissors (for cutting the felt)
  • glue or double-sided tape
Steps:1. Place the paper plate on your work surface with the tan side up.

2. Remove the sticker backing from the adhesive foam shapes and adhere them to the paper plate.
3. Glue the felt strips around the outer edge of the paper plate.Your turn:  Do you and your kids work on book related craft activities together?  Feel free to let me know in the comments.

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