I love making crafts that are an extension of the books we read. In our craft class we read the two books , The Lizard’s tail & Mixed up chameleon . I also wanted to explore Aluminium foil as a craft medium and so we made these Shiny chameleon using foil, cardstock , wool & ceramic colours. So this is what we made in our craft class..
Note – This was the first time I used Ceramic paints and would totally “NOT” recommend it with kids. The colours don’t wash off easily and though it gave a nice semi transparent glaze, I found taht it takes more time to dry and doesn’t come off the tiles as well .. Sob Sob. We will be sticking to Acrylics going forward. Even Glass colours left a stain. Sharpies would be a better bet!
Books we read – The mixed up Chameleon & the Lizard’s tail
- A4 sized card stock,
- Aluminium Foil
- Ceramic paints / glass colours
- Gold paper
- Black markers
To make –
- Cut card stock to shape.
- Cut grooves along the side
- String some wool through the grooves to make a criss cross pattern
- Cover evenly with Foil.
- You can use markers / glass colours or ceramic paints. I tested all three, ceramic gave the best effect.
- Fill in each square / triangle
- Add eyes, legs & a shiny tongue.
Happy pics from the craft class
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We plan to use sharpies next time or some other enamel paints. What do you think of this carft? The kids loved making them and the lizard / chameleons looks super colorful.