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Paper Giraffe Toy
Make your own paper Giraffe. "Well, I actually spent a few hours and made a giraffe puzzle! Hooray for me… I think. I can’t believe how much time I just invested in this, but I’m so tickled pink about it. I’m not sure if that classifies me as a loser or a free spirit. If this weren’t so much work, I would go ahead and make a whole zoo of these things. But it’s way too much work. Maybe some other time I’ll make a few other little critters to go with the giraffe." From the story "Dresden at the Giraffe Store."
You can never have too many hats. Make your own Paper Hat. This isn't your grandpa's paper Peter Pan piratey hat. Um, is "piratey" a word? From the story "Charlie's Hats."
Paper Plate Fish and Egg Carton Crab
Make your own Paper Plate Fish. Have a bit more time? Be more adventurous and make your own Egg Carton Crab. From the story "Emily's Trip to the Aquarium."
Can't find any dust bunnies living at your house? Make your own Dryer Lint Dust Bunny..? How many uses can you find for dryer lint? Perhaps a better question is do you really want to find any uses for your dryer lint..? From the story "Dust Bunnies."
Make your own Paper Boats. How many can you send downstream to come to rest in front of your neighbor's house? From the story "Charlie's Rainy Day."
Draw a Rhino
Draw Your Own Rhino and print out a rhino coloring page! Oudry would be proud. In what art style will you color him (er, or her).? From the story "Emily Visits the Art Museum."
New Year’s Dragon
Everyone needs a dashing and dynamic dragon friend. Make a Chinese New Year Dragon of your very own out of an egg carton. From the story "Emily's Own Bedtime Story."
Design and create your own Paper Organizer Boxes. Hmm, will your new paper organizer boxes become just more things to organize..? From the story "Charlie's Messy Room."
Green Eggs & Ham
Oh, you knew this was coming... Make your own Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with recipes direct from the offical SeussVille! Oh, what parents will do... From the story "Emily Visits the Library."
Make your own Dog Toys (and other dog stuff, too). From dog costumes to dog parties, you can lovingly harass your pet in ways you never imagined. Yes, there is actually a website named "make-and-build-dog-stuff.com" I love the internet. From the story "Charlie and Ruby."
Mythic Creature Masks & Puppets
You know you want one... Make your own Mythic Creature Mask or Puppet. Bring the mythic creatures to life in a performance. How does your creature act? What happens to it? Now, go out and harass your neighbors! From the story "The Book of Beasts."
Handy Pocket Elephant
You know you want one... Make your own paper Pocket Elephant Finger Puppet. Cut out, color and use your finger as the trunk (please keep the Elephant's trunk out of your nose). From the story "Uncle James, or the Purple Stranger."
Make your own Pepperment Patty Cake. Yum. No one knows patty cakes like the Junior League of Mobile, Alabama. Oh, "Peppermint Patty," I just got the joke! From the story "Twelve Nursery Rhymes."
Paper Stars Cascade
Make your own Paper Stars Cascade to hang. These are actually pretty cool. From the story "Camping with Charlie."
Optical-Illusion Paper Dragon
Make an Optical-Illusion Paper Dragon (er, Jabberwock). This is a wonderful optical illusion. This little dragon is made from a single sheet of paper; simply cut it out, stick it together and set it on a table or window ledge. As you move about the room, the dragon's head follows you. Have a look at the video to see what we mean. More colors here. Hint: Close one eye and the effect is absolutely amazing. From the story "Jabberwocky" and the StoryRhyme.com Original Story "The Andrew Mason Illustrated Field Guide to Unknown Dragons."
How about showing a little love and making your own gifts. Here's a suggestion for something tasty and unique: Homemade Marshmallows. From the story "The Gift of the Magi."
Learn how to make your own Oh Henry! Candybars. Real easy and real yummy. Remember these..? From the story "The Gift of the Magi."
Lunch Bag Bunny Puppet
You know you want one... Make your own Paper Bag Bunny Puppet. You know, while you're there, make a raccoon, dog, cat, rabbit, bunny, mouse, pig, panda, and frog. Very simple puppets made from small paper lunch bags. From the story "Kathy, The Bunny Queen."
Make your own Origami Irises. Pre-colored and ready to fold, with directions. Just download and go! You'll never have to water 'em. From the story "Emily Visits the Art Museum."
20 Kites in 20 Minutes
Make Your Own Kites. That's right; 20 kites in 20 minutes. For over 25 years the Big Wind Kite Factory has been giving kite making classes for the children on the island of Moloka'i in Hawaii. These are the complete time tested instructions to get 20 kids making their own kites and flying them in 20 minutes. You have 19 friends, don't you..? From the story "Quips & Quotes: Philosophy 101 for Kids."
Custards are one of those yesterday desserts that never should have gone out of style. Make Your Own "Custard the Dragon" Custard with this recipe from the PreparedPantry. It's too good to keep in a nice safe cage; realio, trulio. From the Unexpected Classic story "The Tale of Custard the Dragon."
Paper Dreidel (or paper "Droidel")
Oh dreidel, dreidil, dreidel, I made you out of... Paper! That's right, make your very own paper dreidel (and learn the dreidel game, too). Nun, gimel, hay, and shin you to you all. Oh, and for our Star Wars fans; You can also make your own paper "Droidel." From Laura G.'s original StoryRhyme.com story "Lighting the Chanukah Lights with Emily."
Learn how to draw your very own (bionic) hamster. This is very important. Everyone should know how to draw a hamster, a cat and hippogryph; don't you agree..? From the folk at learnhowtodraw.com. From the StoryRhyme.com Original Story "Emily's Handmade Christmas."
Cloud in a Bottle
What is a cloud exactly? We look at them every day, but few of us realize what they are made of. Make your own Cloud in a Bottle! From the good folk at education.com. From the StoryRhyme.com Original Story "Chance the Burping Dog Also Looks Up."
The Best Paper Airplane in the World
Don't have a flying dog of your very own? Well, why not then make "The Best Paper Airplane in the World!" (Just draw a snout, some ears and eyes and you'll have your own gliding greyhound.) From the StoryRhyme.com Original Story "Eli the Flying Dog."
Your Own Parachute
Down goes the parachute! Looking for an outdoor distraction? Make Your Own Parachute Toy! You probably have all the supplies you need, without a scramble to the store, and this activity is a blast. Plus, it gives kids an excuse to investigate and experiment. Build one big enough for the dog (oh, if you do that, you just have to send us a picture -- um, only if you're successful). From the Laura G. story/poem “Down Went the Spoon.”
Dishwasher Lasagna Florentine
Well, we all know that dragon caves don't have ovens; but most do have dishwashers. So, how do you feed yet another mouth? Why, Lasagna Florentine cooked in your dishwasher (no kidding)! From the good folk at PartSelect.com. From Harry Buschman’s original story “Old Folks at Home.”
Make your own money origami as taught by the Origami Resource Cener. Sherwood Clay Randall Jr. says "Folding paper money is my one true creative output. My best original designs include spiders, eyeglasses, sailboats, and framed portraits. I got started in high school when I learned how to make a ring out of a dollar bill. I generally make these items to leave as tips. A friend of mine keeps telling me 'You should write a book; you could make a lot of money.' My slogan is: 'Everyone is good at something. Me, I'm good at spending money.'" From the StoryRhyme.com Original Story "The Cursed Thing."
More fun stuff to make is (or should it be "are") being added all the time. Visit again soon...