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Creating a paper animal portrait

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Time required: 1hour


Create a colourful paper portrait of a bear. Ideal for decorating a child's bedroom or as a postcard!


List of materials:




Step1 : Templates


Download and transfer the different parts of the bear onto the different coloured sheets using a sheet of Canson® tracing paper

  • Background: Honey suckle
  • Frame: Havana clear
  • Bear: Steel grey
  • Clothing: Canary
  • Clothing details: range of colours



Step2 : Cutting out


Cut out all the parts and decorate the bear's clothing with patterns: polka dots using a hole punch, lines of different thicknesses, etc.






Step3 : Glueing


Glue the decorations onto the clothing one by one, mixing up the shapes and colours to ensure a well-balanced composition.

Then cut off any decorations which stick out.





Step 4: The bear's face


Glue the different parts onto the bear's face and draw eyes using a black felt-tip pen.






Step 5: Base


Cut out a 13x19cm rectangle from the light-coloured Havana paper and a 12x18cm rectangle from the Honey suckle Wall paper.

Glue the centred rectangles together and then glue the bear in the middle.

Suggested products

Canson® Mi-Teintes®

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