This paper plate alligator is a snappy fun craft project for kids to make!
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We recently received the book “Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask To Be In This Book)” by Julie Falatko.
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.
F cut out some teeth from white card. We decided to make them rounded teeth just like Snappsy.
Then we glued them onto the back of the paper plates. We also added a pink tongue!
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.
The jaw now opened and closed!
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