Chameleon Craft (Animal Habitat Unit)

LD: orange chameleon, DD: pink chameleon, Mom: green
chameleon, ED: multicolored chameleon.

While on the hunt for Eric Carle craft ideas, I went to visit two of my favorite art websites: Deep Space Sparkle and Art Projects for Kids. Art Projects for kids showed a very cute picture of a chameleon. We read this book by Eric Carle: The Mixed-Up Chameleon. (affiliate link)

MixedUpChameleon

I had the kids watch the slide show at Eric Carle’s Website about how he paints the tissue paper for making his children’s books. We followed his instructions making decorative paper.

Then I had them trace a chameleon template that I made out of cardboard for them. LD cut his out (I cut out the chameleons for the girls). Ta-Da! Very cute chameleons. They gave them to Daddy when we picked him up at the airport yesterday.

This fit in perfectly with our little unit on reptiles. We’ve moved on from the Rainforest and are on to the desert… but since we live in a desert, we’re focusing on reptiles around the world instead.

We have a Chameleon Packet coming out soon! Check out the Big Animal BUNDLE page for details!

Chameleons Packet

We also did a lesson a year or so later based on Eric Carle’s Seahorse book. You’ll find that post here:

Don’t miss our free Biomes Pin Map if you are studying biomes and/or animal habitats:

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You might also be interested in our unit on the Desert. (We did this when the kids were 3-7 years old or so.)

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  1. Awesome project! I am linking it on my site!

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