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Frogs and Toads Color Book

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Hippity, Hoppity Frogs and Toads

There are approximately 4,800 recorded species of frogs. Frogs are in the amphibian family and like most reptiles can easily live on land or in water. Native American and other ancient cultural folk lore holds that the frog sits squarely between both the underwater kingdoms and the Earth realm. Popularity of frogs in culture range from ancient fairy tales with enchanted frog princes to modern television shows such as Sesame Street with Kermit the Frog. Frogs are popular subjects for items of jewelry.

Stories of frogs and fish falling from the skies may have roots in real events where these creatures are picked up by tornadoes and dumped miles away. Sudden overnight migrations of frogs could be the source of fabled plagues of frogs written about in ancient mythologies. Depending upon the culture, frogs can be seen as bringers of great fortune and wealth, or harbingers of doom used by witches and devils. Poor frogs. Some people believe that touching frogs or toads can cause warts on humans. Not true. Warts are caused by human internal viral infections. Frogs are good, beneficial creatures and important to our environment. Frogs eat insects such as mosquitos and flies, minnows and other fish, as well as small reptiles and mammals.

Materials To Keep On Hand

Paper Trivia: Did you know that you can only fold a sheet of printer paper in half seven times? Give it a try. It doesn't matter how thick or thin the paper is, once you get to the seventh fold, the paper will not bend or budge.

Sun catchers. To create a translucent, stained glass ornaments effect, apply a bit of lemon oil to the back sides of paper ornaments to create a.

Hang the ornaments on trees, in windows, anywhere bright colorful decorations are desired.

Construct a large paper-tree for the wall with shades of green construction paper. Draw a large tree on a sheet of easel pad paper to tack onto a wall or other flat surface, then decorate with paper ornaments.

  • Types of Paper:
    • Construction - many colors
    • Copier - many colors
    • Tissue
    • Crepe
    • Cardboard
    • Cardstock - many colors
    • Tracing
    • Water-color
    • Drawing
    • Onionskin
    • Paper tubes - TP tissue, paper towel and gift-wrap
    • Foam craft sheets - many colors
    • Magnet sheets - Make refrigerator magnets
    • Stiff Stencil - Paint repeating patterns on items, embroidery, latch-hook rug patterns
    • Felt sheets - Make filled or layered ornaments
  • Some Mediums & Tools to keep handy for the creative process.
    • Colorful Markers - fine to thick point
    • Wax Crayons - stock up around school sales
    • Water color sets - and plastic tablecloths
    • Chalk - many colors
    • Colored pencils - many colors
    • Tempura finger paints - primary colors - mixing to discover is half the fun
    • Paint brushes - fine tip to standard school size child's brush size at least.
    • Straws - paper not plastic
    • Tooth picks - age appropriate
    • Sponges - cut into shapes or purchase for blotting paint shapes
    • Needlepoint, embroidery thread and stretcher hoops
    • Puffy paint and glitter - to draw words, images and shapes on cloth
    • Wine corks
    • Celluclay - A handy pulverized paper product that resembles clay for paper mache'
    • Modeling clay - reusable, come in colors, good for making molds
    • Pottery clay - Only if you expect to use a kiln
    • Silicon molds and release spray
    • Wooden shapes - to paint for ornaments and gifts
    • Decal sheets for window decals
    • Cloth scrap pieces left overs from sewing
    • Clay modeling tools - ll sorts, combs, forks, dental picks, anything to make interesting cuts and patterns
    • Plain tee shirts