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Seasonal Concertina Picture
November 3rd, 2010 by Craftylocks

Make yourself comfortable, this paper craft for children has quite a few steps. All lots of fun of course, and a very cool result. This post is much longer than my usual ones, but I could not think of anything to leave out

This picture works well with opposites like a day and night picture, a happy and a sad face or seasonal changes. Your pictures need to be on exactly the same size pieces of paper. I used photocopy paper folded in half.

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On my basic crayoned tree shapes I added different details suitable for each season.

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I painted dye (or food coloring) over the pictures and the artwork is ready for the next stage.

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To make a concertina that is the right size I started with a piece of light card the same size as the photocopy paper. I cut it in half and taped it together so that the card is double the width of each picture. I started to make the concertina by folding it in half and then each half again until I had the folds in the right place for the concertina.

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A more accurate way would be to measure it all and rule lines to fold along, if you care about detail then I suggest you do this. But I tend to try the easy way first, and this worked out fine.

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Then fold or measure the pictures and cut them so that the bits are the same size as the faces of the concertina. Be careful to keep all the bits in the right order together.

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Finally glue a strip from each picture on to the concertina card, alternating between the two pictures.

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When you stand them up and look at an angle your concertina picture quickly flips from one view …

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… to another.

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Then on this one turn it over for another view …

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… and another.

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4 Responses  
aLKA writes:
January 5th, 2013 at 12:59 am

Very pretty and have creative idea. Thank you for sharing.

Nuriza writes:
April 6th, 2012 at 7:09 am

I love every piece of this site.

E’ autunno, gli alberi sono in festa! | Tina Festa writes:
November 18th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

[...] Creazione di un libro ad organetto. [...]

Peaches writes:
November 8th, 2010 at 6:51 am

LOVE THIS! What a great idea :)

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