Sunday, November 6, 2011

Paper Dolls: Dancing Cat

Experiment Number 12: Paper Dolls

Make a dancing cat for yourself or for the kids!

You will need: Cat print out or drawing, metal eyelets, eyelet punch, laminating machine, laminating pouch

First, draw a cat. You can draw or create a computer generated cat. It doesn't matter. If you think you can't draw a cat, you can! I encourage you to try. And if you really can't, you can trace (or download) the cat pattern I am sharing with you here.

When you draw your cat, remember to make separate drawings of the limbs and tail. You'll understand why in a bit.

Next, cut all the pieces and insert them in a laminating pouch. Then, laminate. For those of you with laminating machines, I think you'll know what to do. For those of you that don't have laminating machines, please do not buy one for this one project. Go to a desktop publishing center and have it laminated. It shouldn't cost too much.

Cut around the different cat parts by leaving about 3 mm between the edge of the paper to your cutting line.

Use an eyelet punch to punch holes through the joints. Where you want to connect the limbs is entirely up to you. If you have no eyelet puncher, you can buy one in a stationery shop. Or, you can also get one in Daiso for 2 dollars and it comes with eyelets. If you don't want to buy one, your desktop publishing house or sewing supply store will also have this service.

Connect all the body parts with the metal eyelets.

Now dance, cat! Dance!