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Se7en Wild Paper Animals…

February 26th, 2011 · 16 Comments

I have two beginner readers who just loves Dorling Kindersley books, like who doesn’t!!! There is just enough writing to keep them reading and they are packed with snippets and facts!!! Right now we are so enjoying the 24 hours series… and this week we had a look at the waterhole:


Now let me just say if the mother person goes off on a decluttering rampage around the house then eventually your children will stop waiting for you to do a project and they will generate their own!!! So here you go a se7en beasts from the Waterhole…


Let’s Meet The Players:


  • Paper
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Any number of things for decorating… paints, markers, pipecleaners, strings and things!!!

And Let’s Play The Game:

  1. The older guys made a template based on a previous beastly bunting project.
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  3. First they tried a paper proto-type!!! Impressive planning!!!
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  5. They took large pieces of cardboard and traced their template and snipped away.
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  7. Paints and crayons galore…
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  9. Little features: teeth, ears, eyes, mane, tusks and tails.
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  11. Glue: A dab of gluestick in the prototype became globs of project glue in the real thing!!! Once your glue is dry you can stand your beast up. If your beasts doesn’t stand well then you can fold up the center of the legs and your beast will stand after that!!!

  12. All together now…
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    And the Se7en + 1th thing…

  14. The gallery…
  15. The King of the Beasts










    Pink Giraffe


    Blue Beast


That’s us… Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Karen M // Feb 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Very cute!! I hope you all are having a great weekend, too!

  • 2 Phyllis // Feb 27, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I love all of your family art projects! You guys are so talented.

  • 3 se7en // Feb 27, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Hay Karen M, Glad you like them!!! Our weekend is totally fun so far… and blogging will definitely be sparse!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi!!!

  • 4 se7en // Feb 27, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Thanks Phyllis, I have to say your pirate fun has been inspiring … love how your guys dive in with enthusiasm!!! Hope you are all having a good weekend!!!

  • 5 creativejewishmom/sara // Feb 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Adorable! I was just realizing that I hadn’t seen you for awhile (and missing you!) so I’m so happy to see you’re back on Craft Schooling Sunday with this great project!

  • 6 se7en // Feb 27, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Sara… We missed a week of crafting!!! Did a major furniture shuffle and declutter… major spring clean in the midst of summer – but we are back and crafty and loving all your links!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 7 Cheryl // Feb 28, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Love the detail they added. Such fun. Hope your guys are pleased with them.

  • 8 se7en // Feb 28, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Yup, They really enjoyed these and they were strong and robust for playing!!! Hope you guys have a great week!!!

  • 9 Ticia // Aug 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I love the lion and all of the details they’ve added!

  • 10 se7en // Aug 25, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Hi Ticia, Thanks so much for stopping by!!! So glad you liked our animals we had a lot of fun making them!!! Have a lovely day!!!

  • 11 katherine marie // Mar 7, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    The most colorful and creative watering hole in the world!!!!

  • 12 se7en // Mar 8, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Thanks Katherine Marie… Sometimes a watering hole has to have a little vibrancy thrown in!!! Hope you are having a great week!!!

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