Laurel Burch 3D Cat

Laurel+Burch+cat+fixYou can use this idea to turn any silhouette into a 3-dimensional shape. Just make sure you use a thick paper so your design will stand up nice and straight.
1. I made a two cardboard templates of a silhouette (see picture) and had the students trace each onto the heaviest watercolor paper I could find.
2. They cut out their two cats, including the narrow slits, which were about 1/32″ wide to accommodate the thick paper. Test sliding the cats together to make sure the slits are working.
3. Students drew their cat design in pencil, which they need to repeat on both sides of the two paper cats. When the design was done, they painted the shapes and designs on their cat with liquid watercolor.
4. After the paint was dry, students used a gold poster paint marker to trace all the pencil lines. When dry, they slide the sides together and enjoyed seeing their cat from all directions.

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