New Year, new free printable activity!
As many of you know, I am an illustrator and lately I have been working on some chicken characters to add to my portfolio. My favorite has probably been this hipster rooster ( A roopster?) but if you are curious to see more then feel free to visit my portfolio website at www.gabriellavagnoli.com.
Hipster Rooster by Gabriella Vagnoli
As I was sketching a bunch of different versions of this character I thought it would be fun to create an activity in which you can dress up your own rooster, similar to those paper dolls in which you have to cut up and dress up, but more fun because …well… you are dressing a chicken of course!
So, here it is in all its glory! The picture below is only a preview. To download the printable pdf click here: (there is also a black and white version for those, like me, who don’t have a color printer or just like to color their own).
Dress a Rooster Color
Dress a Rooster BW
From the point of view of someone from Europe, American houses look a lot like doll houses, and everything seems to come out of a movie at first. I find the architectural styles of older American towns fascinating and beautiful and this interest is what inspired me in this project. I designed 7 houses in 7 different styles: Italianate, Tudor revival, Greek revival, Craftsman, Victorian, Colonial and Log Cabin. I looked at pictures of real houses for inspiration although these are not exactly perfect copies in most cases. I also decided to draw four classic cars, although they are not all American in this case: I couldn’t help but add a VW Beetle and a Fiat 500!
You can color them or not, and you can print them on cardstock, cut them out and create your own little town. I think they would be cute even just as wall decorations. Click on the image to get the hi-resolution printable version.
Preview of Free Printable American Paper Town 2/2
Preview of Free Printable American Paper Town 1/2
Today I was doodling while my kids were happily bouncing around in one of those awesome bouncy house places we love to go to in the winter. The doodling resulted in these four bookmarks with quotes by four of my favorite authors: Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Terry Pratchett and Jenny Lawson a.ka. The Bloggess.
I liked them so much that I thought I would share them so you can print them and color them if you like. Click here (not on the image!) for the hi-resolution version of the bookmarks.
Is there any quote you would like to see as a bookmark? Let me know and if I like it enough I might create one and post it!
Preview of the Free printable quote bookmarks with quotes from Gaiman, Rothfuss, Lawson and Pratchett; by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com