Stand Up Lizards
June 22nd, 2010 by Craftylocks

stand-up_lizards6This technique for making a 3-dimensional paper critter is nice and easy and could be used with all sorts of paper crafts for children.

After a day of crafting up all sorts of child suitable crafts without a child in sight, this is the one that my daughter wanted to know how to do straight away.

I love the lizard shape and it is perfect for this craft – well except that it would be a little fiddly to cut out for small children. I suggest a simpler shape for them or for grown up hands to do the scissor work. I also cut out a zig -zag from for my lovely lizards.
To decorate the lizards in what I thought a very lizardy pattern, I flicked paint onto them using an old toothbrush.

Can you see the lizards hiding in the paint splodges?

Once the paint was well and truly dry I created the creases to turn them into standing up lizards. The basic step to create a 3-dimensional critter is to draw a firm line with a pen, on the reverse of the shape, where the fold will be. Then gently crease along the fold, making it as steep or as small as you want.

I glued their little feet onto the paper, but you could also glue them onto rock to display them.

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Debbie Buckland (NZ) writes:
June 23rd, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Great ideas here. what a cool blog

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