Do you craft with your Corgi...
Bead with your Bulldog...
Sew with your Scottie...
Decoupage with your Doxie?
As for me, I do a lot of mixed media with my mutts. Whether you're a fan of the big breeds or the teacup tinies, if you're a creative person with an affinity for canine companionship, I have a book for you: Paper Pups by Hiroshi Hayakawa (Lark Crafts, May 2013).
Paper Pups has 35 fun paper projects for making three-dimensional paper dogs using a combination of origami and kirigami techniques. The best part about this book (besides all the irresistible canines) is that the projects don't require a lot of special equipment or supplies. The templates that you need are included in the book and are already to scale. All you do is photocopy the desired template on to a piece of paper. Then, use your scissors, a craft knife, and a bone folder (or straight edge) to bring your pup to life! No glue or tape required!
The projects range from very easy to advanced. My 9-year-old daughter and I chose the Dashchund, which is rated "EASY" (2nd level in a four level rating system). The step-by-step instructions were well-written and easy-to-follow. My daughter got a little frustrated when it came to some of the rounded folds, but all in all she was able to do about 80% of the project all by herself. Not bad at all!
We were so pleased with the results and will definitely be making more.
My friends at Lark Crafts are giving one lucky Rook No. 17 reader their very own copy of Paper Pups! Enter below, and good luck!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the book from Lark Crafts.
I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are 100% my own.
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