Fish Jam by Kylie Howarth – Book Craft, Moving Fish

Book Week 2016 is fast approaching, we’ve been using West Australian author/illustrator Kylie Howarth’s Fish Jam as inspiration, to make moving fish.

Fish Jam has been shortlisted for the Crichton Award by the CBCA – Children’s Book Council Of Australia.

Fish Jam by Kylie Howarth
Fish Jam by Kylie Howarth

If you want a fish to move to the groove, there’s nothing better than grovin’ movin’ fish!

Some of our movin' grovin' fish
Some of our movin’ grovin’ fish

We made Moving Fish based on the instructions from Krokotak. If you want to play along at home, here’s their video.

Tiny Hats on Cats – Book Craft

Last term I purchased this adorable book ‘Tiny Hats on Cats: Because Every Cat Deserves to Feel Fancy’ by Adam Ellis.

Tiny Hats on Cats by Adam Ellis
Tiny Hats on Cats by Adam Ellis

Not only is it filled with adorable pictures of moggies with their tiny hats – most of whom seem somewhat appreciative of their new head gear – but it also contains instructions on how to make these tiny hats.

Hats and Instructions!
Hats and Instructions!

I gave the student who borrowed the book for the holidays a challenge – to make a tiny hat for his cat!

He rose to the occasion and made three of the tiny hats.

Check Out These Tiny Hats!!
Check Out These Tiny Hats!!

I’m told his cat wasn’t as agreeable as the felines pictured in the book, however, the resident library cats love their new look.

Resident Library Cats in Tiny Hats
Resident Library Cats in Tiny Hats

Okay truth is only The Cat in the Hat loved trying on a new hat, Garfield remained unamused.

And Pumbaa felt left out and had to join in.

 

Pumba
Pumbaa

 

 

I wonder if Pepsi Parsons would like a tiny hat…