Animals Materials

March 1, 2010

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