This instructable will give you the step by step to create your own muffin man (or chef) out of paper using cheap and easy to use materials. Your chef could be the muffin man, purple pie man, wolf gang puck and many other characters from literature, TV, movies and games.
This is a very easy and cheap creation to add to any classroom lesson. Anyone younger than second grade will need more than one day of work, and pre-cut items might be helpful. Anyone younger than 5th grade you may want to break the lesson up. Do not fear, any K-12 grade level can be successful with this, you just might need to modify what steps they do. Pre-cutting templates for instance might be helpful. Working in small groups may be a good idea. You name it modifications can be made and I'm more than happy to help you come up with those modification. :)
Please see my other paper craft instructables for other ideas as well:
Little Girl Paper Craft
Pirate Paper Craft
Swan Paper Craft
Airplane Paper Craft
Geography (where the chef, story, recipe originated from, where they were written...learning the continents, oceans)
Basic body terminology (torso, arms, legs, pelvis)
Following basic directions
Learning how to write expository text, narrative, instructional
Art lesson for any season
Learning new key words (these can very from lesson to lesson)
and MUCH MUCH MORE!
I'd love to hear any ideas you might have for lessons!