A Bad Case of the Stripes Craft: Virtual Book Club for Kids

The featured author for this month's edition of the Virtual Book Club for Kids is David Shannon. Link up your David Shannon book projects and find more ideas below.

We love David Shannon. My daughter's favorite is Alice The Fairy, but for our project this month we chose A Bad Case of Stripes.  I was inspired by the activity at There's a Dragon in My Art Room, but I adapted it for my preschooler.

To make our striped faces, we started with a piece of clear contact paper and used a permanent marker to draw a face. We used our Pick and Draw game*, but you could have kids draw a self portrait, Camilla's face, or any face they can think of.

When we finished drawing our faces, we turned the contact paper over and peeled off the back. We applied strips of colorful paper to the sticky side.

Once the back was covered in stripes, we flipped our papers back over and cut around the face.

*I am not affilited with Pick and Draw. I just really like it.

Now it's your turn! Which book did you choose this month? Please link it up or share it on the Virtual Book Club for Kids facebook page!

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  1. This is great. Turns out very good.

  2. I love them! They look great. Such a fun activity for such a great story.

  3. This is a favorite book in our house!! You activity turned out awesome!!

  4. Great activity!!! There are so many cool ones for that book this month I really hope the library gets it back in soon!

  5. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Great activity!! :)

  6. We almost did an activity for this book, but I'm glad I waited because now I can just steal your idea! It looks so fun!

  7. What a fun follow-up to the story. Great for little ones who might otherwise have a har time "drawing" stripes. Thanks for the idea.

  8. Those faces make me laugh! (in a good way...) Thanks for sharing at The Children's Bookshelf.

  9. These faces are adorable! Just shared on the Virtual Book Club facebook page! Thanks for hosting the Virtual Book Club, it's so much fun seeing your amazing ideas each month!


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