Bring this favourite children’s story book to life by making this wonderful spoon craft, showing all the characters in the story. There’s the mouse, the snake, the fox, the owl and, of course, the Gruffalo.
You could make a set of Gruffalo story spoons for your child to play with and act out the story or your child might enjoy making their own.
Time: 20 minutes
Age: Little kids to Big kids
You will need:
- Wooden spoons
- Paints (acrylic paints work best)
- Paint brushes
- Brown and orange card or paper (optional)
- Glue (optional)
Step 1: Paint the background colour
First paint the backs of your spoons in the main background colour of each character from The Gruffalo.
We chose a chocolate brown for the Gruffalo, light brown for the owl, yellow for the mouse, orange for the fox and green for the snake.
We used acrylic paints, which give a nice even covering on wood.
Step 2: Draw on some fun faces
Now start painting some details onto your spoon characters.
Paint on white circles for the eyes with little black dots in the middle. Then paint their mouths and noses.
We painted little white bits for the fur of the mouse and the fox too.
Step 3: Give them some expressions
Once your paint is dry add further details to bring your characters to life.
You could add whiskers and outline the eyes in black so they stand out more. Frowning eyebrows can give their face a whole new expression too.
Add patterns to some of the animals. You could make little marks for the owls’ feathers in darker brown paint, and you could paint on some markings for the snake in a darker green.
Step 4: Add the ears to finish
You can paint on the ears for each character if you prefer.
Or, like we did, you could cut out little shapes of card and glue them onto the back of the spoon.
Your story spoons are complete and all ready for your child to play with!
These Gruffalo story spoons bring the much-loved book to life