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HIPPO SOCK PUPPET!!

HIPPO SOCK PUPPET!!

We just couldn’t get enough of hippos this week! So we made a hippo sock puppet and we’re giving you instructions on how to make one for yourself!

Materials:

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  • Grey sock
  • light grey felt
  • dark grey or black felt
  • white felt
  • scissors
  • black marker
  • fabric glue

 

Instructions:

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Cut two pair of teeth and eyes from the white felt. We just freehand cut!

 

Cut two nostrils from the dark grey felt. You could use black here too.

Cut two nostrils from the dark grey felt. You could use black here too.

 

Cut two ears from the light grey felt.

Cut two ears from the light grey felt.

 

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Glue the ears to the top of the sock!

 

Glue the nostrils to the top front of the sock

Glue the nostrils to the top front of the sock

 

Glue the eyes on top near the ears. Take your black marker and draw a dot on each one.

Glue the eyes on top near the ears. Take your black marker and draw a dot on each one.

 

Glue on the four teeth. Two on top and two on bottom!

Glue on the four teeth. Two on top and two on bottom!

Let your sock puppet dry and then have a blast with your new hippo friend!

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VALENTINE’S!

VALENTINE’S!

We have your very own Ellie and Edmond printable Valentine!

Click, save, print and give it to your favorite Valentine!

We also have a color your own Valentine! Click, print, color and give it your favorite Valentine!

Happy Valentine’s Day from your favorite Horse and Elephant!

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MONKEYS LOVE CRAFTS!

MONKEYS LOVE CRAFTS!

We’re bringing back crafting 101 here at the University of E & E! Today we have and easy one for you and the kiddos!

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Supplies:

  • Brown ink pad
  • Black pen
  • Assorted markers/colored pencils/paper
  • Paper

Instructions:

  • Press thumb on the ink pad. Place several fingerprints on the paper for monkey bodies.

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  • Use your first finger to make heads

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  • Use your pinky finger to make the ears!

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  • Use your black pen (or whatever color you like) to draw the face, arms and legs.

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  • Draw and color and habitat for your monkeys! We made a jungle scene.

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There you have it! A super fun and easy craft to make on a cold and snowy day! Share your pictures of your art with us too!

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GOING TO THE BEACH!

GOING TO THE BEACH!

We here at The University and Headquarters are getting ready to go to the beach! We’ll have some fun posts ready for you and today we’re starting with a beach coloring sheet!

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KNOW YOUR SHOREBIRDS!

KNOW YOUR SHOREBIRDS!

It’s time to get to know your shorebirds! Enjoy this coloring sheet and bonus points to those of you who can tell us the species!

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SHARK PUPPET!!

SHARK PUPPET!!

Who’s been enjoying shark week? We know we have! We still have some fun stuff up our sleeves! Today we have a shark stick puppet for you! All you have to do is print it (card stock is best), cut it out and tape it to stick!

Then have fun with your shark! We made a video with ours! Check it out!

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KNOW YOUR SHARKS!

 

KNOW YOUR SHARKS!

We have a know your sharks coloring sheet for you! (sorry for the poor quality- we had scanning issues)! Enjoy! And if you can tell us what these species are- we’ll send you a magnet!

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WALRUS ORNAMENT!

WALRUS ORNAMENT!

We thought it would be fun to share our popular walrus ornament craft since so many people got the Guess the Animal right!

Let’s get crafty!

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Materials:

  • Red, white, cream, gray & brown felt (you only need small scraps)
  • Black marker
  • scissors
  • hot glue (to be used by an adult)
  • needle & thread

 

Instructions:

  • Print out pattern (below)
  • Cut pattern pieces out

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  • Cut out felt pieces

 

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  • Draw black dots on the eyes & two nostrils on brown mussel

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  • Glue face, eyes & tusks on walrus
  • Glue Santa hat

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  • Take needle & thread and pull through the hat. Tie a knot in string.

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  • Hang your walrus!

Pattern:

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ART CONTEST- DEADLINE EXTENDED!

ART CONTEST- DEADLINE EXTENDED!

We’ve extended the deadline for our art contest! We REALLY NEED your entries! Remember- the art will make a calendar that we are going to sale and ALL the proceeds will go to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust! So get those entries in!

We need all entries by September 14, 2014!

Here are the rules:

We’re having an art contest and we want you to enter! We’ve wanted to make and Ellie and Edmond calendar for the last couple of years, but have never actually done it. This is where we want you! We’re looking for your Ellie and Edmond art to make into a calendar for 2015! Here are the rules:

  • You can use any medium you like; paint, pastels, crayons, oils, fabric, etc… You just have to be able to scan in your final product.
  • All entries must be sent by Jpeg or PDF and must be emailed to us at ellandedmond@gmail.com.
  • Contest is open to all ages.
  • All art must include us, you may use one of our pictures from the blog or Facebook or Twitter as your inspiration or you can come up with and original idea of us. Remember, we are conservationist and adventurers so think of a fun setting for us.
  • An independent judge will pick the 12 finalist.
  • Contest ends Aug. 30th, 2014. Winners will be announced Sept. 5th, 2014.
  • The 12 winners will receive a calender as their prize and an Ellie and Edmond magnet!

We’ll have a limited numbers of calenders to purchase in the late fall. All proceeds from the calendar sales will go to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an organization that helps raise orphans elephants in Africa! So get those creative juices flowing and pull out those paint brushes! It’s time to create some great art and help orphan elephants too!

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ART HAS GONE TO THE ELEPHANT & HORSES!

ART HAS GONE TO THE ELEPHANT & HORSES!

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We’re having an art contest and we want you to enter! We’ve wanted to make and Ellie and Edmond calendar for the last couple of years, but have never actually done it. This is where we want you! We’re looking for your Ellie and Edmond art to make into a calendar for 2015! Here are the rules:

  • You can use any medium you like; paint, pastels, crayons, oils, fabric, etc… You just have to be able to scan in your final product.
  • All entries must be sent by Jpeg or PDF and must be emailed to us at ellandedmond@gmail.com.
  • Contest is open to all ages.
  • All art must include us, you may use one of our pictures from the blog or Facebook or Twitter as your inspiration or you can come up with and original idea of us. Remember, we are conservationist and adventurers so think of a fun setting for us.
  • An independent judge will pick the 12 finalist.
  • Contest ends Aug. 30th, 2014. Winners will be announced Sept. 5th, 2014.
  • The 12 winners will receive a calender as their prize and an Ellie and Edmond magnet!

We’ll have a limited numbers of calenders to purchase in the late fall. All proceeds from the calendar sales will go to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an organization that helps raise orphans elephants in Africa! So get those creative juices flowing and pull out those paint brushes! It’s time to create some great art and help orphan elephants too!

 

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