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Mar 07

I Spy Items – Animals

When I was making lists of items to make for the I-Spy bags, I had to include animals for my animal loving/pretending three year old. He is often some animal and asks that we refer to him as such.

I wasn’t feeling terribly inspired to make clay animals, however. In fact, the animals set was the fifth, and so far final, set of clay items I made for I Spy bags. I learned one very importnat thing about making clay items: 3-dimensional items look much better than their 2-dimensional counterparts. It’s something to keep in mind for any future creations.

The animal list:

  • giraffe
  • spider
  • zebra
  • butterfly
  • snake
  • sheep
  • bat
  • dog
  • rabbit
  • bee
  • frog
  • crab
  • fish
  • tiger
  • mouse
  • penguin
  • snail
  • ladybug
  • oyster
  • seal

March’s Families, Create! challenge was filled with awesome animal-themed posts. From Mo Willems to monkey finger puppets, our writers and crafters kept busy getting creative with the little animals in their lives.

Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out how you can participate in the next Families, Create! Carnival. Our April theme is “Fantasy” – childhood is a fascinating time, filled with magic around every corner. What can your family imagine and create?

Please take time to read the March submissions by the other carnival participants:

  • Lizz at Am I a Funny Girl turns a family outing at the zoo into a picture book to keep.
  • Maman A Droit shares her easy pattern for a felt monkey finger puppet with you!
  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes offers helpful ways for a child to remember calming techniques with a “Calming your Beast” basket.
  • Most of us have monkeys running around our house at times. Or lions. Or elephants. Make your child’s creative animal play even better with stuffed animal tails! Dionna at Code Name: Mama shares an easy tutorial.
  • Galit Breen at These Little Waves shares an easy way to get creative with Mo Willems’ “We Are In A Book.”
  • Maman A Droit shares her pattern for a felt bunny finger puppet-a perfect Easter basket filler!
  • Brenna at Almost All The Truth shares a look at butterflies through metaphor, books and a coffee filter craft.
  • Amy at Anktangle shares photographs of crocheting a lovable stuffed turtle for her son to play with.
  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes knows a few ways to bring beneficial birds to the garden.
  • Lauren at Hobo Mama has a fun and easy game to make to stimulate your preschooler’s memory.
  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes is making nature bags or field bags for nature journals and the other things we may need as we explore our planet.

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  1. Galit Breen

    So adorable, so detailed! I bet these were really time consuming to make, but WOW did they ever turn out well!!

  2. Dionna @ Code Name: Mama

    You have so much patience – I don’t think I could have created one set of these adorable little things, much less five!

  3. Megan @ Purple Dancing Dahlias

    What fun! They are super cute!

  4. Aunalise

    I especially love the bright colors you used! That sweet little snail is too cute!!

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