Do you want to make a Troll? If you follow this site, you may remember that I used trolls to help con-troll behavior. In our post on Classroom Rules for Kindergarten, we use a troll to help the students con-troll themselves. This little trick can be used at home too! Today, we will make a Troll Craft! This little Troll looks like Poppy Troll from the Movie Trolls. (My kids watch this movie All-The-Time). Before we begin, let’s learn more about Trolls! I thought this craft would also make a great Letter T Craft. You can find some other Letter T crafts here. As such, I have also pasted my favorite Letter T books below!
Tree: A Peek-Through Picture BookOne Tiny Turtle: Read and WonderChimpanzees for Tea!Tessa Tiger’s Temper Tantrums (Animal Antics A to Z)The Teddy Bears’ Picnic (Classic Board Books)Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship:Winning Isn’t Everything
2 paper plates
Pale pink paint
Pink foam board
Construction paper: hot pink, green, black and white
3 blue Wilton candy flowers Or, you can use flower stickers
Paint the entire front of a paper plate light pink. This will be Poppy’s face. Set aside to dry.
To make the ears, cut out two egg shapes about 2 inches long from the middle of the second paper plate (not from the ridged ends). Paint both ears light pink and set aside to dry.
To make Poppy’s hair, draw a big “Hershey’s kiss” shape on the pink foam. Place a paper plate on the foam to get close to the width you need. Cut the shape out. Next, you will have to make a few alterations. First, cut out a triangle shape from the bottom half of the hair, just the middle part, so she still has hair going down both sides of her face (see pic). Next, cut a few zig zags up at the top of her hair (see pic).
Lastly, glue the hair onto the pink painted plate with your glue stick.
For Poppy’s ears, glue them on to each side of her face with a glue stick. I was able to tuck each ear in between her hair and the paper plate and secure them with glue.
Making the eyes involves a 5 step process. You will need a scissors, glue stick and black, white and hot pink paper:
1. Cut out 2 tulip shapes out of the black paper for the base of the eyes. Glue them onto the plate.
2. Cut out 2 egg shapes, slightly smaller than the tulip shapes, from the white paper. Glue each one on top of each black tulip shape.
3. Cut out 2 egg shapes from the pink paper, about half the size of the white egg shapes. Glue each one on top of of the white shapes, all the way over to the left side (see pic).
4. Cut out 2 egg shapes from the black paper, slightly smaller than the pink egg shapes. Glue on top of the pink shapes.
5. Cut out 2 small white circles about the size of a pencil eraser. Glue on top of the black egg shapes, closer to the left side (see pic).
Next, you want to use the rest of the pink paper for Poppy’s ears, nose and mouth. Start out by cutting 2 football shapes that are slightly smaller than the shape of her ears. Glue each shape onto the front of each ear.
Next, cut out a long propeller shape for the nose. The length should be from eye to eye and the width about 1/2 an inch. Glue the nose onto her face. Lastly, cut out a smile from the pink paper plus 2 (one inch strips). Glue the smile on at the bottom of the plate. Glue each strip at each upper corner of the mouth.
Lastly, to make Poppy’s headband, cut out a strip of green paper the length of her head and about 1/2 inch wide. Glue the green strip across her hair, above her forehead. Apply glue to the back of 3 candy flowers and place on the headband, evenly spaced.
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.
❤️ Love it! Thanks for all you do!
You are so welcome!! Enjoy!