Know Noses


A nose is a nose. By any other name would it still smell as sweet? Learn all about noses, then invent a new and improved sniffer!


1. Find out all about noses. What parts do they have? How does the sense of smell work? Which animals have a keen sense of smell? Imagine a "super nose." What abilities could a "super nose" have? How would it look?

2. Redesign human or animal noses to make them more sensitive, functional, or attractive. Draw a 3-D nose and all its parts with Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons.

3. Cut out your super nose with Crayola Scissors. Fold the paper to make your nose stand up.

4. Glue your super nose and its parts to another paper with Crayola School Glue. Air dry.

5. Write words and phrases around the nose to convince people about its exciting new and improved attributes. Ask someone to help with spelling if you’re not sure about a word. Create a store display of new noses that people and other animals could purchase.

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.


  • Work in groups to create games about your new noses. You could create guessing games and quiz games in which you match noses to different functions.
  • Design new noses using Crayola Model Magic. Create nose masks and paint in exciting colors. Write commercials using persuasive language, then wear nose masks while selling the new product to classmates.
  • Do similar constructions with ears, eyes, or mouths. Or choose pets such as dogs and cats, and find out about their sense of smell.

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crayola supplies
  • Construction Paper™ Crayons
  • No-Run School Glue
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper



  • Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Grades 1 to 3


  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Visual Arts


  • Less than 1/2 hour
  • 30 to 60 minutes


  • Children identify the parts of a nose and how they enable the sense of smell.

  • Children design imaginary new, improved noses for humans or other animals.

  • Children use persuasive language to make their new noses appealing.


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