1. Lay the jar on its
side with the lid screwed on in place. Glue the 4 Styrofoam
balls to the bottom (side) of the jar for feet. Press the
wider end of the Styrofoam egg onto the table to flatten it
slightly. Glue the flat end onto the lid of the jar for the
face. Allow to dry.
2. Follow the directions on the package to mix the instant
papier-mâché in the plastic bag. Take the papier-mâché
and completely cover the jar and the lid, shaping it around
the Styrofoam for legs and the egg face. Make sure to stop
at the end of the jar by the lid and begin again on the lid
to make the face. That way when dry the lid can still be screwed
on and off. Smooth out the papier-mâché, wetting
your fingers if necessary. Make 2 papier-mâché
balls about 1”. Press them onto the top of the head
along the edge of the lid for eyes. Flatten the front of each
a bit. Make 2 nostrils with a pencil. Roll out a piece of
papier-mâché about 6” long for a tail.
Press and smooth it onto the back end. Take small pieces of
papier-mâché and make them into pointed triangles
for the spikes. Add them along the tail and on the back as
desired. Allow your lizard to dry completely.
3. Paint the lizard Forest Green. Let dry, completely.
4. Squirt out some Lt. Green paint onto a scrap paper or small
paper plate. Dab the sea sponge into the paint and pounce
it up and down on the paper to remove most of the paint. Pounce
the sponge onto the lizard body to add the lighter green scaly
look all over. Paint the eyes light green. Allow to dry.
5. Paint the front of the eyes white. Allow to dry. Use the
black marker to add details to your lizard, mouth, eyeballs,
and scallops on the feet for web toes.
1. Cut a long strip of red foam for a tongue and glue to the
front of the mouth.