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There was once a baby crocodile. He had a beautiful shiny tail and all the other crocodiles were horrible to him because they were jealous of him.
One day the little baby crocodile counted all his beautiful shiny scales and there were a thousand. A lot more than he thought. So he counted all the other crocodiles and there were twenty and that was including the grown up crocodiles. He decided that he had many scales and could spare forty from his tummy so he wished for forty of his scales to be on his pillow by morning, but there weren’t any. Even three weeks later there weren’t any.
Then one day a magic crocodile granted him a wish. He wished for forty of his scales to be on his pillow when he woke up in the morning.
He woke up and there were forty beautiful shiny scales on his pillow. So he gave all twenty crocodiles, including his parents two scales each.
From then on everybody was kind to the little baby crocodile who had given away forty of his beautiful shiny scales.
The Fox once saw the Crow fly over with a piece of cheese in her
beak. “I want that cheese,” thought the Fox.
The Crow was pleased. She loved to be flattered.
“I am sure your voice is even more beautiful than your feathers,”
said the Fox. “Won’t you sing a song for me, O Queen of Birds?”
The Crow was so pleased she could hardly sit still.
She lifted her head high, closed her eyes and opened her beak
to sing: CAW-CAW-C-CAW-W-W
The cheese fell to the ground, right in front of the Fox.
“Thank you Mistress Crow,” he said the unhappy bird.
“In exchange for your cheese, I will give you a piece of advise.”
NEVER TRUST A FLATTERER.
Recycled CDs are put to good use in this fun bird craft for kids. Hang these at the window and watch them sparkle! You can even string them above your vegetable patch to scare away the real birds!
You will need:
2 old CDs or DVDs
Strong glue – we used high tack PVA (if you are hanging outdoors you will need waterproof glue)
Coloured cellophane (you could use old carrier bags and food packaging)
Decorate the plain sides of the CDs with glass pens and allow to dry.
Cut two legs, a triangle for the beak and three oval ‘feather’ shapes from cellophane.
Glue the beak, legs and feathers to the face of one CD. Glue the two CDs face to face with the ribbon in between.
If you like you can cut two teardrop shaped wings from cellophane and glue these to the middle of the CDs. They don’t show up well in our photos but if you look closely you can just catch a glimpse of a green wing here:
These colourful Window Pictures will brighten up any view, and bring some of the sunshine in this summer! A super summer craft for kids.
You will need:
Laminating sheet and laminator
Cut out different colours and shapes from the tissue paper to make a picture. Open the laminating sheet and arrange your picture inside.
Close the top layer and carefully feed your picture through the laminator. Please note that laminators can get very hot so young children will need an adult to do this bit.
Here is our window picture when it came out of the laminator, before we put it in the window.