The Frog Prince

Have you ever had a delightful class that really enjoyed their projects? Well, I have a terrific bunch of second graders. They are always excited about their projects, but this one was the favorite of the year.
Our project is based off of the Grimm’s fairy tale The Frog Prince
In the tale, a spoiled princess reluctantly befriends a frog by meeting him after dropping a gold ball into a pond where he resides. She plays with him then lets him sleep on her beautiful pillow. Finally after a kiss, he magically transforms into a handsome prince. 

The Production Time:
Week One: After listening to the story the student created their frogs on 12″ x 18″ drawing paper. I suggested using an upside down triangle to create the body, then oval legs with
 triangles to represent the webbed feet. 
Eyes were semi circles drawn on top of the triangle. 

Students used various shades of yellow and green paint 
to fill in the frog.


 Week Two: Students added semi circles made out of white paper with small black pupils to represent the eyes. Painted paper crowns were added. We looked at the shape of a trapezoid flipped upside down with zig-zags. Then jewels were added to the crown.

Plastic jewels for 3.98! Nothing but the best for our frogs.


After the crowns were added we painted the frogs’ mouths and dry brushed some details to the body. We glued them down to colored construction paper and used metallic markers to create a simple design on the border.
Another class created the Queens and Kings to be displayed among the frogs and other fairy tale projects. These were completed in one 40 minute class period. The materials used were pre-painted paper, animal print paper and sequins. 






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    February 27, 2012 at 12:01 am

    What fun. I love the jeweled crowns! I bet you had to remind them not to hog them all and save some for their friends! It's back to school this week for me after a week off. Rejuvenating!

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    Pamela Holderman
    February 27, 2012 at 1:09 am

    These are so fun… Just may need to try them with my art clubbers.

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    Donna Dajnowski
    February 3, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I just love these whimsical frogs & the tie to the classic Fairy Tale. I teach elementary art in a small rural district, & frogs are a well loved part of life. I know that my 1st Graders will be as thrilled to try this project as I will be to teach it. Thanks so much for sharing- your website is so inspirational!

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      February 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Donna, thank you so much for the lovely comments. xoxox

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