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Learning About Manatees - Crafts

Crafts for Manatee Unit Study

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There are three crafts for this lesson. Do all three of them or choose the ones you like best. Materials needed for each craft are listed here and on the master materials list.

Manatee Puppet

Make your own Manatee Puppet.

  • Manatee body part sheet
  • Paper lunch bag
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Markers or crayons
  • Imagination

Manatee Model

This is a big project...if you take on this project, please send me pictures.

  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Clear packing tape
  • Plastic sheeting 3 to 4mm thick (3 ft wide and at least 22 ft long)
  • Yardsticks
  • Butcher's paper
  • Duct tape
  • Plastic tubing or plastic edging (roughly 1" diameter) - Available in gardening or plumbing sections of building supply stores.
  • Straight edge (to be used only by an adult)
  • Small electric fan

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