There are not too many kid’s programs that I like my daughter to watch. I have to be honest, I find many of them to be either annoying or just plain pointless. I find the Teletubbies to be both, but my daughter loves them. She thinks that they are hilarious. She wanted to watch them the other night, but I did not want her to watch television, so we made a deal that we would make Teletubbies’ crafts instead.
She wanted to make them out of cupcake liners. She pulled out the liners & separated out the Teletubbies’ colors. She began her craft, but then decided it would be more fun to play craft store.
She lined up all the liners & set up her craft store instead. She changed her mind, but I still had a project in mind that I thought she would enjoy. I had seen some weeble wobble crafts online during Easter. There were some cute ones from Almost Unschoolers & many others. I had been meaning to make them for a while. It just so happened that we had just found a bag of jumbo Easter eggs while packing for our upcoming move & as luck would have it, they were the perfect colors for our Teletubbies’ project.
What you will need:
Plastic eggs in green, yellow, purple & red (We did not have red, so we used pink.)
Pipe cleaners in the same color as above
Play-doh or clay
Hot glue gun (For adult use only. Always use caution when operating a glue gun.)
Open up your plastic eggs & press a lump of Play-doh into the bottom of each of your eggs.
Put the eggs back together & test them to out to see how they wobble. Paint a rectangle of silver paint on the front of each egg & then let dry.
Cut circles out of foam to make your faces & then draw in the faces with a magic marker.
Cut out the ears & then outline them in magic marker with the color that matches the body.
Use a hot glue gun to glue the face & ears in place. Twist the pipe cleaners to form the shapes above each characters head. (Note: Put the hot glue on the foam or pipe cleaner & not directly on the egg. Give it a moment to cool & then press into the plastic. This will help with not melting the plastic.)
These entertained my little girl for a while. She laughed while playing & doing impersonations for each character. Now these are the kind of Teletubbies that I can deal with.
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