Get ready for an exciting journey to learn about the incredible Nile crocodile! These mighty reptiles are among the largest in the world and live in African rivers, lakes, and swamps. With long snouts, powerful jaws, and scaly bodies, they are truly fascinating. Did you know that Nile crocodiles can grow to be really BIG? These giants can reach lengths of up to 16-20 feet (5-6 meters) and weigh around 500-1,500 pounds (225-680 kilograms). That's as heavy as a small car! Nile crocodiles also have an astonishing bite force, which helps them catch their prey. Their teeth are sharp and interlock perfectly, making it easy for them to grip and hold onto their meals. These ancient creatures have witnessed countless changes over millions of years, making them living legends. Now, let's make our own paper Nile crocodile.
- Color Paper
- Stick Glue
Step OneGrab a sheet of paper (preferably one that is brown to resemble the ground) and glue your cut out water way onto it.
Start by drawing the outline of your crocodile and cut it out. Now, draw the crocodile scales as best you can and make them pop with the black marks throughout.
Begin folding the crocodile piece by piece until it's in an accordion shape.
Grab another sheet of paper, fold it in half and make the crocodiles face. Repeat step 2, then add the nose to the end of the sheet. Glue to the body.
Cut out a tongue shape with paper and a few teeth to glue inside the 'mouth' of the crocodile.
Now, the final touches. Let's get those eyes glued to the top and don't forget the arms and legs of the crocodile. You have now got yourself a paper Nile crocodile. (Feel free to add some white caps in the water.)