Sammy the seal, plus food..
It's all about the cut with Sammy - no glue needed - just an egg box, a good pair of scissors, paint and a black felt tip.
Cut out as much of a middle cone as you can, right down to the bottom. I've drawn a circle round the cone in this box so you can see what I mean.
Draw a line half way up one side, then use the cone edges to help you draw the flippers, like this.
Next, angle the line from the flippers gently downwards on the sides of the cone..
..don't make the angle too sharp - and bring the two lines together at the back to form the body and tail.
Cut out your seal. Now, because egg box cardboard is prone to ripping, make a little snip at the top of the flippers at the front - keep these cuts quite small so you don't lose a flipper - then carefully bend the them, and the tail.
Round off the pointy corners left on the flippers after snipping - just helps make your seal look better.
Next, paint and draw a face, like this one, drawn on an unpainted seal so it's nice and clear.
We made a few fish from bits of leftover egg box card too,
and then the seals commandeered the penguins' pool ….
Maybe you remember a few weeks ago I showed you an upside-down shoe box? Well, this is what's inside.
The plan is to use my box of animals to promote Roll up to the Zoo as a possible book idea. Thankfully a friend is helping with the promo stuff, because I'm rubbish at that.
It might all come to nothing, but as my 6 year old says (as she enthusiastically enters yet another Milkshake! drawing competition), you've got to be in it to win it.
'Swings and roundabouts, Mummy!'
So weird hearing your own words coming back at you.