I had one last croc craft for the boys before the excitment of the croc park wore off. The original idea is here. Master C was able to complete the 90% of this craft independantly. It was great to see that he could move forward with steps while I was helping Master E.
Mater C’s finished Croc… Master E’s got “eaten” before I had a chance to snap a pic!
Some Crocodile themed sensory play seemed appropriate given everyone was still talking about the croc park. I set up a sensory tub outside with some plastic crocs, a rock from the garden and some water. There were also some water beads in the water.
It didn’t take long until the crocs needed something to eat so I added some small plastic birds to the edge of the tub. A second tub, set up the same but with some dinosaurs was also played with because it was hard for everyone to share.
Perfect play for the warm afternoon’s we’ve been having lately.
After our visit to the Croc park, the kids couldn’t stop talking about crocodiles so I thought that we would have a go at making our own. Find the original idea here . We did our best to replicate them.
We started out by making the bubble wrap body and the cardboard feet. Then painting them all lots of different shades of green. Master C loved mixing up the colours and trying different combinations. I only had Green, white, black, blue and yellow available so he couldn’t really go wrong.
We hung the bodies on the clothes line to dry, it only took half an hour. Just enough time to clean up the huge mess!
The next step was to glue everything together and make eyes, a nose and some scales to run down his back.
Master C was able to put almost all of his together independently but the younger 2 needed lots of help. The end product doesn’t really look like a croc but the kids think they do so that’s all the matters!
Yesterday we spent the afternoon at The Malcolm Douglas Wildlife Park . We have a family pass that allows us entry for a year so it’s great to go and spend just a couple of hours. It’s peak tourist season here at the moment so it was busy but the boys got to hold baby crocodiles and we got a great spot watching the crocs get fed.
The crocodiles are the star attraction for the kids by far. They never get tired of seeing them get fed or looking at them close up through the fences.
There are many other animals at the park, mostly Australian natives. We spent an hour walking around seeing some of them.