Thursday, 20 April 2017

Make a Gecko with Sticky Feet

Did you know that geckos have 'sticky' feet? They can even walk upside down on ceilings or up a pane of glass! Children at Porirua, Cannons Creek and Whitby Libraries had a go at making their own geckos with sticky feet yesterday as part of my author tour.
A brightly coloured gecko with googly eyes

 Our model was the gold-striped gecko in "Whose Feet are These?" illustrated by Fraser Williamson.
From "Whose Feet are These?"
Fraser also created a colour-in gecko to fit on A4 paper.
A gecko with a smile
It didn't take long for the children to discover that the geckos could climb the library shelves.
Stick on magnets help it climb
You can make your own gecko, using this free A4 download. All you need are colouring pens, scissors and stick-on magnets, googly eyes are optional.
 Gecko download

Find out about how Gecko feet work in my next blog.
To learn a bit more about geckos and other lizards in New Zealand, see Geckos and Skinks - what's the difference and Geckos in the Garden.

Some children also made origami Beaky Book Corners.  You can find the instructions for these here.