Thursday, October 14, 2010

Viking Craft Fun

We're reading, or rather listening to an audio version of, Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon, in anticipation of the DreamWorks movie version, based loosely on the book, which is due out on DVD this weekend.

To keep little hands busy while we listened, I printed off several coloring sheets, from here, a Viking mask printable, from here, and a Viking ship printable, from Crayola.

The boat comes with step-by-step instructions, and the mask is pretty straight forward.



We're currently out of card stock, so I printed the crafts out on regular paper. The children colored them...



...then glued them to thin cardboard sheets...



...before cutting them out.



I helped the younger ones with their cutting, and used a razor knife to cut out the eyes, for them. Then we punched holes in the sides, for strings...



...so they could tie them on, and practice making fierce viking faces.



We've got a couple dragon crafts coming up next, so be sure to check back if you're interested. Or, click on over to A Mommy's Adventures' stART (story + art) link-up, for more story stretching arts, and crafts in general.



It's great to be a homeschooler.

15 comments:

Christy said...

Very cool! We loved the movie. Actually, my daughter found it to be very scary and I had to leave the movie theater with her about 30 minutes before the end, but I loved what I saw and my husband and boys really enjoyed the movie. I look forward to hearing your opinion and to seeing your dragon crafts. We made dragon claw snacks a while back and my kids still ask for them. I'll have to make them again for this movie. http://superheroesandprincesses.blogspot.com/2010/02/chinese-new-year-and-sweet-valentine.html

Discovering Montessori said...

This is so awesome. My oldest daughter would be so interested in this. Thank you for sharing.

Wonder Mom said...

Oh, thank you! we are waiting with baited breath for the movie's release, and making these masks will only add to our personal "release" party!

Ticia said...

I bet you'll love it. My kids haven't stopped asking when they'll see it again

Debbie said...

Their viking masks turned out so cute.

Brimful Curiosities said...

I really haven't looked too much into this movie yet. Looks like you had a house full of some hopefully non-violent Vikings.

Michelle said...

They look so cute in their masks!! What a fun project. Thank you for linking up to stART :0)

Our Homeschool Fun said...

Those masks are so cute!

I took my oldest son, just the two of us, to see this movie and it was SO good! We are anticipating buying it--it was really that good! Hope your family enjoys it just as much.

We made some dragon claws some time back--Nutter Butters dipped in green candy melts with cashew claws--adorable and tasted good too! Can't wait to see what you make--you are always so creative!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I have to remember this craft when we "visit" Norway - this mask looks very cool.

Kylie said...

These are great. We haven't seen that movie yet either so I'll be keen to hear what you think :-)

sbswtp said...

What a great project!!! So fun :)

littlewondersdays said...

I'm so glad you shared this. We are definitely going to try it out too. Little J is in the middle of the 7th book and is really excited about seeing the movie.

RedTedArt said...

Oooh, great colouring!! And great vikings!!! Fab activity!

Maggy
Kids Get Crafty
http//www.redtedart.com

Charlene said...

Cool! When I first looked at this, I didn't realize it was a mask...really ups the cool factor!

Michelle said...

Cool masks! I haven't heard of the book {or movie} ~ curious, now!