The folks over at Craftwhack put together some fun folding paper ideas that any age can enjoy. Check them out, kids will love these!
- Paper – I used regular drawing paper and printer paper for ease of folding
- Black Sharpie
The original project used watercolors, so you would need thicker paper if you are using watercolors. Please don’t paint with watercolors on thin paper, or I will cry. I used the regular thinner paper so I could fold them more easily and sharply.
Fold your piece of paper in half, width wise.
Fold back one or both of the two edges opposite from the first fold. What? How do I explain this…. here. just look:
See how the fish one had 3 folds, but the bunny only has 2 folds? You can do it either way. The last guy has 3 folds but really didn’t need them, because things like paper confuse me easily.
Draw your sweet, gentle animal with pencil on the folded paper, being careful where the folds are: you want to make sure the mouth looks good closed, but that it also will look terrifyingly fierce when you open up the paper.
With each being, I had to play around with the drawings a few times to get a good balance. I found that drawing some sort of weird lips worked well.
Open your page up and draw in your giant, gaping mouth, complete with so many pointy teeth. Draw in the rest of the body on the rest of the paper, and add in any details such as: scales, lines, feathers, random hands, fins, fur, etc.
Once you are happy with your drawing, draw over the pencil lines in Sharpie. Then break out the crayons and scribble away.
We would like to thank again Craftwhack.com for the creative ideas.
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