Make a growing Pinocchio nose your child can play with around the house. He'll have a great time making it grow and shrink. In the story of Pinocchio, his nose grows when he tells a lie and shrinks when he tells the truth. His nose grows so long that it starts to interfere in things he wants to do. He quickly learns that it's not good to lie. Explaining this to your child while you do this craft with him makes this time together special and educational.
Things You'll Need
- 3 sheets construction paper
Ask your child if he would like to decorate the construction paper first. It will add fun to the project and it will give you a chance to explain the story and the idea behind the nose growing.
Roll the sheets vertical-wise, once he is finished decorating each sheet of construction paper. However, roll the first sheet looser than the second one and roll the second one looser than the third one. That way they fit into each other. You don't want them fitting too loosely into each other. You want it to stick a little when you pull each one out. Secure each roll with tape, that way you can unroll it if you need to.
Pull each one out so that they are still connected but you have a long "nose." You don't want the nose to be that long, so cut off the end of each one until it's as long as you want it to be.
Place Velcro on each end of the rolls. Place the rolls inside of each other again and place them back and forth. The Velcro will help each roll from not coming completely out when your child makes the nose "grow."
Make a small hole with a pen on the side that your child's nose will be, insert the string into it, and tie to secure it. Bring the string around his head for measuring. Then make another small hole on the other side of the role to insert the other end of the string and make a knot.
Tips & Warnings
- Make the roll's end where your child's nose will be a little wider so it will fit comfortably.
- Instead of string, use an adjustable strap to secure it to your child's head.
- For durability, use thicker paper like card stock.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images
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