Pegasus is the name of the flying horse of Greek and Roman mythology. Pegasus is said to be the son of Poseidon and Medusa. Poseidon is the king of the sea and Medusa is the magical woman with snakes for hair. Together they made Pegasus, who is said to be kind and helpful. Pegasus eventually found his way to Mount Olympus, where Zeus lived. He became Zeus's horse and rode into the stars. This is how Pegasus became known as a constellation. Pegasus is a popular mythological creature for adults and children. These crafts for kids will enhance any child's love of the magical Pegasus.
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Pegasus Paper Craft
This craft is a Pegasus made from paper. It is a realistic three-dimensional model of a Pegasus. Paper crafting is an underground sort of toy making that is making an appearance in mainstream culture. You and your child use the paper of your choice and glue to create a Pegasus. An example of this is found at the Canon Creative Park website under the Lucky Items section. Instructions and a list of materials are available on this website. This craft would be appropriate for older children and will require some adult assistance with the folding and gluing.
Pegasus Dot to Dot
Pegasus is a constellation in the sky. You can find a dot to dot activity at picturedots.com for your child. Kids can easily connect the dots on this graph to create a Pegasus for cutting out and colouring. Take the activity one step farther and put a hole in the top of the finished Pegasus and hang it from the ceiling to represent a flying horse.
Encourage children's love of painting by giving them a ceramic Pegasus to paint. Bisqueforyou.com carries a full Pegasus figurine taking off in flight with the wings extended. There is also a picture frame with a Pegasus on the top right corner. These would make wonderful gifts for the Pegasus lover in your family. Give the ceramic figurine as a gift with a set of craft paints. When the figurine is finished, spray it with clear lacquer to preserve the paint.
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