Animals Materials

March 1, 2010

  • pen or pencil
  • printer paper
  • scissors
  • file folders (or cardstock or light cardboard)
  • crayons (or markers)

  • Animals 1 Draw a pattern

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    Fold your paper in half

    The fold on the paper will be the animals back


    Draw your animal

    Imagine your animal to be flattened out, and that you are looking at from a bird’s eye view


    Animals 2 Cut out the pattern

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    Cut it out and


    Make it stand up

    You can

    • fold the ears up or down
    • fold the head up or down
    • fold the tail up or down

     

    You may need to do some trimming


    Animal 3 File folder

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    Refold the file folder
     
    You need one space on one side of the fold and two on the other side


    Animals 4 Draw onto file folder

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    When you have a good pattern, trace around it on the file folder


    Cut it out

     


    Animals 5 Colour and fold

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    Colour the fur or the feathers

    Keep in mind the direction that the fur goes

     
    Make it stand up


    Fold the ears and tail and head


    Add eyes in the correct place


    Animals 6 Variations

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    birds


    The back of the bird will still be on the fold


    The fold and the bird’s back will be at an angle to the table surface


    Here is a pattern I drew as a child from a very old set of paper animals from my childhood