I don't want to be in charge of Computer Club because I'm already teaching that subject and I couldn't come up with more ideas and activities for me. Thus I told my colleagues that I want to take Handicraft as my co-curriculum's activity.
It's not hard for me as you all know that I enjoy D.I.Y. a lot. So last Saturday, this is what I taught the kids.
Actually, instead of ninja I drew a butterfly because it's way easier to draw compare to a ninja.
So basically it can be crawling-*insert anything you like*.
What you need is:-
- Drawing paper
- Drinking Straw
- Thread or string of any sort
- Colour Pencils
- Marker Pen
These are the things you can easily get it at home, especially when you're a parent.
Step 1 - Draw your ninja/ butterfly/ rocket/ ladybug/ or anything you like that is most likely to crawl or fly on the piece of drawing paper.
I called it the butt-imbalance-ninja.
So anyway, like I mentioned justnow, you can basically draw other things you like such as:
I know, the butterfly looks like a moth and the rocket looks like an elephant wearing a tower-hat.
Told you I can only draw stick figures.
My students even drew Naruto, bicycle, UFO and airplane.
Oh ya, don't draw as big as the size of an whale okay. Just maybe limit it to 10cm (height). And also, you only need to draw one side of it. Belakang no need.
Step 2 :- Coloring
My semi-finished product
Step 3 :- Cut your drawing out.
Step 4 :- Tape the straws
Cut the straws into two, roughly at the length of 2cm and tape it to the back of your drawing (the blank side) triangularly.
Make sure its not parallel to each other else your ninja won't be able to climb.
If you're drawing other things, just make sure the straws are stick in the middle and not "senget" to a side.
Step 5 :- Thread-in
As you can see from the below picture, you're suppose to put the thread in from one end then through another.
Hang up your ninja to any sort of hook (in my case, I used the door knob of my wardrobe) with the hoop created from the thread and you're ready to play!
Step 6 :- Have Fun!
Your ninja should start from the end of the thread and pull your string or threads up and done and you can see your ninja moving up slowly.
I hope you get what I mean lah.
Anyway, I'd attached a short clip (only 7 seconds) of my final product.
p/s: I learned this from a book and I just want to share with you all, especially to all parents out there. Why buy expensive toys when you can have fun making one yourself and I'm sure your kids will be amazed.
My students even had a crawling competition at the end of the lesson.