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Transforming Toad

This fun craft shows how frogs and toads transform from tadpoles to adults.

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Participant Age: Under 7
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
Difficulty:
Physical Challenge:
  • Felt
  • Glue
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Transforming Toad pattern
  • Scissors
  • Self-sticking hook and loop fasteners (Velcro)
Download and Cut Out Pattern

Download the Transforming Toad pattern. Cut out the body, tail, and front and back legs from felt using the pattern.


Add Velcro and Googly Eyes

You will need to use only the hooked side of the hook and loop fasteners, as they will hold nicely to the felt and still be easy to remove. Stick one piece to the underside of each leg and to the base of the tail. Glue wiggle eyes to the head as shown. Let dry.

Make Tadpole

Stick the tail to the body first to make a tadpole.


Add Legs

Add hind legs, and then front legs to show how the tadpole grows legs as it changes. Finally remove the tail to show the adult toad.


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