This is a story about a little boy named Jack. He spends every friday with his Grandma and on this one particular day they make Potato People.
Their creations proceed to become the centre of the story.
Of course you simply cannot read the story of The Potato People without making a few of your own. So that is what we did.
Materials Need:2 largish potatoes, cut the end off one so it will sit flat on the bench
jewellery wire (some thin and some slightly thicker)
beads, pony beads
pva glue or double sided tape
Will Come In Handy:pencil
Choose your potatoes, one will be the head, the other will be the body. Cut the end off the body so that it sits flat on the bench. Join the head and body together with toothpicks, you will need anywhere between 2 and 4 depending on the size of your potatoes.
Use the thicker, stronger wire to make arms and legs. To avoid sharp ends roll a pony bead onto each end. Pliers come in handy here to roll the wire over.
Use the thinner wire, to make crazy potato people hair. Ours was mutli coloured so it worked superbly. Wrap the wire around a pencil to form a coil, slide it off the pencil and slightly stretch it. Poke one end of the wire into the head of your potato person. Keep adding hair until you are satisfied.
Now it's time to make a face, we placed all of our adornments on a table and just left the kids pick and choose what they wanted to use. Some needed adult assistance. A stapler (or at least some unused staples) comes in handy to push in things like pom poms and foam shapes.
You can even add clothing, out of feathers, materials or whatever you have laying around really.
Our potato people sat around watching us until they went mouldy and we had to bid them farewell. I can't wait to do this again when C is a little older.
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