Cork Animal

Cork Animal

Sculpting, building and creating with new materials is a fun way to be creative and use the wonderful power of imagination. Putting a few new things in front of my children always surprises me in the best way. I love seeing what they create.

Ages:
4 - 9
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. corks
  2. skewers
  3. toothpicks
  4. tacky glue
  5. googly eyes
  6. pipe cleaner
  7. dried beans or peas, or rice
  1. I gathered a few things that I thought would work well to build and create with. Next I passed it off to my 5-year old and waited to see what she would come up with.

  2. She started experimenting with different ways to put these together. A younger child would probably need some help with the skewers. Emma added four skewers to create legs on a little cork creature.

  3. She worked hard to get her animal stable, positioning the legs so it could stand on it's own. It took a few tries, but she enjoyed working at it. Once she had the form built she added a fun face with dried peas and googly eyes. She even added a pipe cleaner tail to one.

  4. These reminded me of a building set I had when I was young, with round blocks and sticks to hold them together. I loved building and creating with them. I see much more cork building happening in our future!