- Construction Paper
- Markers/ Crayons
- Premade Feet and Head Tracers
Originally saw this on Painted Pear and knew I definitely wanted to try it.
1. Decorate the front and back of a piece of 12" x 18" construction paper. Emphasize using lines and patterns.
2. Fold construction paper in half vertically (like a hot dog).
3. Fold edges towards center fold, When opened, you should have four sections.
4. Open up and fold two corners towards center line so that it makes a triangle point (like the beginning of a paper airplane).
5. Fold once more, making the diagonals of the fold meet the center line.
6. Open up and refold so that it is just like a "hot dog". You should see three diagonals, one short, one medium and one long. Cut along the long diagonal.
7. Do not throw the cut pieces away. Those will be used for later. On the larger piece, cut slits perpendicular to the fold and go a little passed the fold. If you cut only up to the fold or before, your lizard will not bend like a slinky. Tuck the section of the paper that is not cut underneath and glue.
8. On the scrap pieces, trace feet. I needed a little extra paper for the lizard heads. Each child will need four legs and two pieces for the head.
9. Attach legs as desired. As for the heads, I glued one to the bottom of the lizard bodies and creased the other so it fit in the fold of the top of the body. Add tongues if desired.
My kids LOVED these!! They begged me to not put them on display so they could take them home right away.