Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wild about Charles Tiger

This week's HM story was Charles Tiger which I just adore. If you aren't familiar, it is about a young tiger who "lost" his roar and ends up finding it under a rock with a spider (he is scared into roaring ). The kids think the story is funny and the illustrations are darling, so of course we needed a matching project.

After debating between a paper plate tiger face and a few other ideas I settled on drawing out a tiger and having the kids marble paint on him. Let me just say, best decision EVER! The kids had never marble painted and just thought it was "soooo cooool" and they came out great. See how we did it...

We started with marbles, black paint and a copy paper box lid. The kids put their tigers in and tilted the box so the marbles would roll all over their tiger for some crazy stripes.

After their stripes were added they laid them to dry on butcher paper.

And this morning we added wiggly eyeballs, whiskers, a nose, and a mouth. Like so...

Some came out looking a little like Garfield rather than tigers, but they are cute non the less! And to keep it aligned we wrote about something we lost and where we finally rediscovered the item. Most of the kids lost and found a toy in their writing, but by far my fave was the kiddo who lost her money and found it under her mattress! HA!

If you get to do Charles Tiger, you might just find this printable helpful... enjoy!

 Have a happy Wednesday night!

1 comment:

Jill said...

Yay! You have such cute ideas! I am your newest follower! Thanks for sharing!

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