I also had plans of making our own fun & interactive click beetles - I just knew they would be a hit with the Lil Divas and I was right!
Craft: Easy & Fun Clicking & Flipping Click Beetles
What You Need:
white oval template tracer for older children or cut-out for younger children
markers/crayons/colored pencils for decorating
What To Do:
1. Have child trace oval shape onto white paper - for younger child you can either assist or do this step yourself
2. Decorate oval (click beetle's body) as desired
3. cut-out shape - this is great fine-motor practice!
4. Add wiggly eyes using tacky glue (or use a glue gun). This helps to ensure they will not fly off during all your flipping fun! Of course, you can just draw them on but we LOVE our wiggly eyes.
5. Attach wooden clothspin to underside of click bettle/oval. The closer to the edge of the body the easier it is to click & flip - we learned this the hard way when my youngest was adamant about having hers more in the middle & it is harder to flip - though it does still work!
6. Have fun clicking & flipping your click beetles! The Lil Divas enjoyed doing this along with the click beetle in the story as we re-read the book.
*Just as in the story - sometimes the click beetle lands on his back and other times he lands on his feet!*
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