I absolutely hate eels. I'm not fond of fish in general, but I am completely freaked out by eels. I have to stand at least 10 feet back if I see one at an aquarium, even though it's quite obvious that the eel is not going to break through the glass, slither across dry land, and attack me. Doesn't matter. I hate eels.
Trevor knows that I hate eels. When he was making his list of craft ideas for The Cursive Project, I heard giggling. Sure enough, next to the letter E was the word "eel." (Actually, it said "ell." Spelling is Trevor's weakest subject by far.) He was going to force me to make up an eel craft. Ugh.
I guess he felt bad about making me craft a disgusting eel, because as we approached Letter E, he said that we could change our day's activity to something about eggs. I was tempted, but there are 80 billion egg crafts out there and almost no eel crafts. Not that I'm surprised. Why would anyone want to make something that looks like this?
We worked together to brainstorm ideas for our eel. We looked around the house and yard for flexible cylindrical items that had eel potential. We settled on a piece of black foam pipe insulation. Then we gathered our other materials: black cardstock, white typing paper, yellow buttons, scissors, and Glue Dots.
We worked together to cut a dorsal fin and pectoral fins from black cardstock and attached them to the insulation with Glue Dots. Then we cut little white teeth from the white paper and attached them inside one end of the insulation. We cut black pupils from cardstock, added them to the buttons, and then put the buttons in place. Here is our version of an eel.
A closer look.