Print out Thumper on regular paper or cardstock and cut out all of the pieces. Cut a slit along the side of each A tab (opposite of the dashed line).
To put Thumper's body together, fold each dashed line away from you. Glue each A tab to the white side of the panel to its right (it will form a cone shape). Glue the end panels together by gluing tabs B to the white side of the opposite panel.
Tuck and glue the C tabs to the inside of Thumper's head to close off the top. Tuck and glue the D tabs to the inside of Thumper's head to close off the bottom.
To put Thumper's body together, fold each dashed line away from you. Glue the E tab to close his body. Slide the body inside the bottom of Thumper's head up to the grey line. Make sure Thumper's hands are in front.
Fold and glue Thumper's ears in half so the design is now two-sided. Use the tab at the end of the ears to glue the ears to the top of Thumper's head. Make sure the pink part of the ears is in front.
Fold and glue Thumper's tail in half so the design is now two-sided. Use the tab at the end of the tail to glue it to the middle part of Thumper's backside. Make sure the tail doesn't hang down lower than the backside or Thumper won't sit flat on a table.
Fold and glue Thumper's feet the same way you did his ears and tail. Attach the feet to either side of Thumper's body.
While picking berries in the forest on the morning of her 16th birthday, Princess Aurora serenaded the forest songbirds. As they flitted about alongside her, her feathered friends roused other woodland creatures, including a sleepy squirrel who, in turn, scurried down a tree branch and bumped into a roosting owl. Taking an unsuspected tumble, the startled raptor landed safely right in Aurora’s basket. With a few quick folds and snips, you can transform a sheet or two of decorative scrapbook paper into a handy basket for your child to carry and fill with flowers, pine cones, and other backyard finds.
Time: 25 minutes
What You'll Need
Scrapbook paper (one 10- by 12-inch piece and four 12- by 1-inch strips)
How To Make It
Place the larger piece of scrapbook paper on a flat surface so that the shorter ends are at the top and bottom. Measure 7 inches from the left edge and use the pencil and ruler to lightly draw a vertical line at that point. Fold the paper so that the left edge rests on the pencil line and use the ruler to sharply crease the fold.
Unfold the paper and repeat step 1, this time starting from the right edge. Erase the pencil lines.
Next, fold the top and bottom of paper 3 inches from the edge.
Again, unfold the paper, and snip the four corners exactly as shown.
Now assemble the basket by folding and gluing together the three flaps at each end.
For a handle, glue two of the paper strips together back to back and then glue the ends to opposite sides of the basket.
Use the remaining two strips to trim the top of the basket and cover the handle ends.