"Pop Goes the Weasel" Crafts

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"Pop Goes the Weasel" Crafts
The weasel is the main star of the children's rhyme, "Pop Goes the Weasel." (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

The children's rhyme and song, "Pop Goes the Weasel," is enjoyable to say and can be the inspiration for some interesting craft projects. Reading rhymes and singing rhyming songs to children will help them learn to recognise reading patterns. Use crafts to reinforce the concepts of the rhyme, "Pop Goes the Weasel."

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Toy Crafts

"Pop Goes the Weasel" toy crafts are entertaining to make and fun to play with. Make a "jack-in-box" craft with the theme of "Pop Goes the Weasel." Cover the sides of an empty square tissue box. Cut a long, narrow strip of cardboard and attach a drawing of a weasel to the end. This cardboard strip and weasel picture should be longer than the tissue box so it can be slid down and up out of the hole at the top of the tissue box. Cut a slit in the bottom of the tissue box and slide the weasel up and down through the top and bottom openings. Say the rhyme and "pop" the weasel out of the box at the appropriate times.

Paper Crafts

Create a book for the "Pop Goes the Weasel" rhyme. Have children illustrate the rhyme by drawing pictures to represent the various elements of the rhyme. For instance, the rhyme goes, "All around the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel." Kids can draw a picture of the scene by featuring a monkey chasing a weasel around a mulberry bush. You can also create a greeting card with the theme. Illustrate a series of greeting cards inspired by "Pop Goes the Weasel" and other children's songs and rhymes and give them as a gift.

Costume Crafts

Create costumes inspired by the "Pop Goes the Weasel" rhyme and song. Use a brown sweat shirt and pants as a base for the weasel costume. Attach small felt triangles to a headband to create weasel ears. Make a tail by cutting a piece of brown fabric in the triangular shape of a weasel's tail. Attach it to the back of the outfit. Other costume ideas include a monkey (who chased the weasel in the song) and an eagle which is also mentioned in the rhyme. Have children wear the costumes and act out the song as it is sung.

Other Crafts

"Pop Goes the Weasel" can inspire attractive room decor. Use the rhyme to inspire a baby nursery theme. Embroider weasel images onto linens. Draw pictures of weasels, mulberry bushes and monkeys to hang on the wall. "Pop Goes the Weasel" can make for an innovative party theme for a child's party. Include colouring sheets with images inspired by the rhyme. Offer fun fur and other craft items to embellish the pictures.

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