Small People

Small People

Monday, August 18, 2014

Linking Paper Dolls

I mentioned before that the girls are studying geography and cultures this year. To kick off our culture study, the girls made linking paper dolls and illustrated them to represent different cultures.

I didn't really think this through before we did the project, so all I had on hand was 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. If we do this again, I'll use longer paper so there will be more dolls.

First, I cut the paper in half lengthwise so it was 4 1/4 x 11 inches. Then the girls accordion-folded the paper into 2 inch sections. Once the paper was folded, they drew half of a person figure on the paper. One of the small people learned the hard way that you have to draw the figure against the fold.

After drawing the half figure, they cut it out while the paper was still folded, resulting in 2 figures. (Like I said, if I had used longer paper, there would have been more figures.)

After the figures were cut out, the girls colored them to represent different cultures.

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