Make an Armadillo
The armadillo has hard, bony plates or “armor” that protect it
from animal predators. There are nine “bands” or joints in the
armor. The bands let the armadillo roll up into a ball for more protection.
Armadillos eat insects and dig burrows. They always have four babies, which
develop from the same egg!
What You Need:
- One 8” by 5” piece of corrugated cardboard
- Plastic cap from ball point pen
- Cut outs of armadillo body parts.
- Crayons or markers
- Trace the body of the armadillo onto the piece of corrugated cardboard.
- With the end of the plastic pen cap, pick and scrape away the paper that
covers the corrugated ridges within the body shape that was traced.
- If needed, use a damp rag to smooth away clumps of paper that still cling
to the corrugation.
- Color the other armadillo body parts brown.
- Cut out the colored body parts of the armadillo and glue them onto the
cardboard to make an armadillo.
The rough corrugated area feels similar to the rough protective shell
of the armadillo!
Cut out these body parts and color.
Paste onto the cardboard. Or draw and color body parts on the cardboard.