Paper Plate Alligator

This paper plate alligator is a snappy fun craft project for kids to make!Paper Plate Alligator - a snappy fun craft project for kids

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We recently received the book “Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask To Be In This Book)” by Julie Falatko.

It’s a rather silly book about Snappsy, who tries to go about his day but the narrator keeps annoying him and making things up! The narrator even invents a party for Snappsy to host – and then the narrator tries to join in! The book crosses all kinds of normal boundaries as the hero of the book “talks back” to the story teller.Paper Plate Alligator - a snappy fun craft project for kids

We were inspired by the book to make a paper plate alligator. But the mouth had to “snap”, of course! We started by painting a paper plate with green paint.

When it was dry, I cut it in half and shaped it into an alligator head.Paper Plate Alligator - a snappy fun craft project for kids

F cut out some teeth from white card. We decided to make them rounded teeth just like Snappsy.Paper Plate Alligator - a snappy fun craft project for kids

Then we glued them onto the back of the paper plates. We also added a pink tongue!Paper Plate Alligator - a snappy fun craft project for kids

When the glue was dry we added on extra detail to the front like googly eyes and nostrils.

Then I used a craft knife and cutting surface to make a small hole where the two parts would join, and pushed a green brad (split pin) through them.Paper Plate Alligator - a snappy fun craft project for kids

The jaw now opened and closed!

Paper Plate Alligator - a snappy fun craft project for kids

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Paper Plate Alligator - a snappy fun craft project for kids

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