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Animal shadows with hands


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Animal shadows

ANIMAL WALL SHADOWS.

You can use your hands to shape all kinds of shadows on the wall, as long as there is enough sunlight or lamplight to make a shadow.
Try the animal shadows shown here. And if you experiment, you will soon be able to make others.
Move your fingers to open and close the animal’s mouth, wiggle his ears, or flop his wings.

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Pets in bowls and cages

Goldfish.
Before you buy goldfish, you should make a home for them. A tank or a bowl like the ones shown here is best. Get some sand and wash it by running water over it. Then pour the sand into the bowl and plant some water plants at the back and sides of the bowl or tank. These plants give off oxygen for the fish. Fill the bowl with water.
Do not crowd the tank with too many fish. A medium-sized bowl or tank should not have more than two fish in it.
Fish need to be fed only a few times a week. Give them only as much food as they can eat in 10 minutes. Goldfish like to eat worms and flies, in addition to the prepared fish food that you can buy at pet stores.

Turtles and Frogs.
Pet turtles and frogs need a home with both land and water. Pour clean sand about two fingers deep into a fish tank. Push the sand up into a hill at one end of the tank. Put some plants in the sand to shade the pets. Then pile pebbles, rocks, and soil on the slope. See Picture. Put enough fresh water into the tank to fill one end, leaving the sand hill dry.
If you wish, you can use dirt instead of sand. But you will have to put the water in a large dish at one end of the tank.
Place wire screening over the top of the tank to keep the pets from climbing out.

Parakeets and Canaries.
Before you get a bird, you should get a cage for it. Hang the cage away from drafts because birds catch colds easily. Put a thick newspaper in the bottom of the cage and sprinkle it with fine gravel. Give your pet fresh water and birdseed every day. Birds also like celery and lettuce.
Some parakeets can be taught to say a few words. Start teaching the bird to talk while it is young. Say the words over and over, and the bird will soon learn to repeat them.
Canaries are popular pets because of their beautiful song. Canaries sing more often if you have two of them and keep them in separate cages. Then the two canaries may sing to each other.

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Animal crafts

Animal crafts

Animal bookmarks
Materials
• cardboard   • crayons
• scissors       • a pencil
Cut a strip of cardboard about three fingers wide and a little shorter than your book.
Draw an animal with a big face on one end of the cardboard strip. Color it and cut around it. The body of the animal is the rest of the cardboard.
Slip the bookmark between the pages of your book at the place that you want to mark.

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Craft paper

Craft paper

A FISH TO HANG UP
Materials
construction  paper
ruler
blunt scissors
string
1. With a ruler draw a straight line two inches away from the long side of a piece of construction paper. Then take your scissors, cut along the line you have drawn, and you’ll have a long strip of paper.
2. Fold it in half, and crease il. Then one inch from one end of the strip, cut through the paper from the side halfway across, as shown in the picture. On the other end, cut halfway across the paper from the other side.
3. Now bring both ends together, and fit the cuts together. The fan at the end forms the fish’s tail.
4. Poke a small hole in the fish’s back, and push a piece of string through the hole. Knot the end of the string so it won’t pull through the paper. You can draw eyes and mouth on your fish, if you wish. Then hang it up.
You can make many fish of different colored paper, and hang them in your room.

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Animal crafts

Animal crafts

Animal crafts
Cork Floaters

Materials
a large cork stopper
blunt scissors
cardboard
a thumbtack
crayons

Use only half of a cork stopper for each floater. Ask Mother or Dad to cut the cork stopper in half. You can make two floating toys out of one cork.
Lay one cork half on its flat side. In the center of the rounded side, cut a small slit. This slit will hold the cardboard cutout.
Draw a duck on cardboard with a small tab at the bottom. The tab will fit in the slit of the cork.
Color the duck on both sides with wax crayons to waterproof it. Cut it out and stick the tab in the slit. Stick a thumbtack on the cork to weight it.
You can make all kinds of cork floaters. The other half of the cork is waiting.

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