I have made a quintet of crocodiles or alligators this summer (not sure what the difference is), but I've been having a lot of fun and I am sure you would to if you have the inclination!

Step 1: The magic of papier mache

To make my croc/allies I have used the technique called papier mache.

Before you begin, you will need to gather together your basic supplies, which are as follows:

slightly warm water
mixing bowl (lined with a plastic grocery bag for ease of clean-up)
the "bobbly" tops of empty egg cartons, (I used the plastic kind
many wire coat hangers
masking tape (I used several rolls!)
plastic grocery bags saved from the land-fill

I'm not sure of the biological difference, but the easiest way to tell them apart is that if the teeth are visible with the mouth closed it's a crocodile, otherwise it's an alligator (doesn't apply to animals kept in captivity).
I thought that the difference was that crocodiles eat Australians, aligators eat hillbillies?
That's HillWilliam to you sir! The preferred term is "Redneck" or "Cracker". Hillfolk are found in Appalachia , alligators are not. Plus, we have crocodiles here too.
HillWilliams - I like that!
I steal from the best. ;-)

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