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Se7en + 1 Wild Animals From Index Cards…

July 18th, 2013 · 9 Comments

We have a pile of index cards lying on the dresser. There was some educational plan for them that never came to pass and they have been crying out for an art project for the longest time.


Today was another Wild Day in our corner of Africa and the index cards became a troop of wild animals.


We began with our index cards…


And cut them in half, the one half was for the body and the other half was for the head and foot stands… we wanted out animals to stand up.


These animals needed to be really bright, so we used acrylic paints…


We left our beasts to dry in the sunshine…


Once they were dry we added little details and one or two strategic slits to put them together…


Here is our beastly gallery:

a zebra

a lion

a crocodile

a black panther

a hyena

a crab

an armadillo

a tiger

an elephant

a blue mother lion

Quite a beastly collection…


From index cards…


Hope you had a great day, wherever you are!!!

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts · People/Puppet Crafts

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kara // Jul 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Oh, my goodness, these are wonderful! I love the ingenious way they are put together, and their little faces? Adorable!

  • 2 se7en // Jul 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Kara, Thank you so much!!! Your comments sure do put a smile on my face!!! We had a lot of fun with these creations!!! Hope you all have a great weekend on the far side of the world!!!

  • 3 katherine marie // Jul 22, 2013 at 6:53 am

    These are absolutely MARVELOUS and that blue paint on his nose is the cutest thing in the world!!!!

  • 4 se7en // Jul 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Thank you Katherine MArie, So good to have you stopping by and saying hi!!! Hope you have the most brilliant week!!!

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  • 6 creativejewishmom/sara // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Fabulous as always! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday three weeks or so ago, the party will be back on this Sunday, and hope to see you there!
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  • 7 se7en // Aug 16, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Hay Sara, Good to hear you are back!!! Hope you had a great break… Looking forward to your Craft Schooling Sunday as always!!!

  • 8 Cassi // Sep 18, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Each animal is as cute as can be! I’ll be sharing this on The Crafty Crow soon 🙂
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  • 9 se7en // Sep 18, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Hay Cassi, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!!! We would be so thrilled to be featured!!! Hope you are having the most fabulous week!!!

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