We didn't have time to make these crocodile puppets at Buffalo Elementary, but we did at Wilson Elementary! This project packs in a lot of techniques: printmaking, weaving, folding (a difficult skill for youngsters!), cutting, and glueing. The best part is going on a crocodile hunt once the puppets are complete! Before art class, I print off reptile footprints, post them around the school, and throw a bunch of plaster easter eggs in a safe area outside of the school building. In class, I show a short video of a nile monitor eating and stealing eggs from a crocodile nest. Now we crocodiles have a mission: go find our eggs and return them to the nest! After review hallway expectations, we get our crocodile puppets on and silently follow the reptile footprints. This year the kids had a difficult time finding the easter eggs; it took some searching! There is always lots of squealing and shouting once one student finds an egg. Each student puts one egg in their mouth and we carry them back inside to drop them in the "nest".