Henrietta’s Hairdo – Art Activity

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

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Henrietta the Hippo lived in the Zambam river. The other hippos laughed at her because she wasn’t like them. Henrietta was a hairy hippo. . .  Henrietta the Hairy Hippo was the very first 64 Zoo Lane story, the pilot episode for the TV series. It’s also one of  the six 64 Zoo Lane picture books I have written and illustrated.

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Henrietta’s luscious locks can get a little tangled up, but  here is your chance to give  her a funky hairdo.

You will need:

A print-out of Henrietta

Card and glue (optional)

Colouring pencils or crayons

Scissors

Double-sided tape

Wool

Colourful straws

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PRINT OUT THIS PICTURE  of Henrietta and stick it on to a piece of card if you’d like it to be stronger.  Colour it in with pencils or crayons.

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Cut Henrietta  the Hippo out. Then stick some strips of double-sided tape along her back and under her ear.

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Cut wool into lengths of approximately 12 cm.

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Peel the cover off the double-sided tape and start arranging the wool.

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Cut the tops and bottoms of the wool to the required length. Add some plaits if you fancy.

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Cut colourful straws into small pieces. I love these  jumbo straws from Tiger!  They’re 2 ft long, so you have to suck VERY hard to drink your milkshake, but they’re brilliant for crafts.

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Use the cut straws as beads. Tie a knot to secure the last one on each strand of hair. There you have it: a funky hairdo for a hairy hippo!

And don’t forget to read the book.

 

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