Dress Up a Chicken ! – Cut and Paste Activity

Dress Up a Chicken ! – Cut and Paste Activity

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

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

Dress a Rooster Printable Activity Preview

Enjoy!! Gabriella

Color, Cut and Paste Your Own Christmas Tree

Color, Cut and Paste Your Own Christmas Tree

Christmas is coming !! Maybe you will be decorating your own Christmas tree soon. With this free printable activity your kids can color, cut and paste their own beautiful Christmas tree!

 

Free printable Christmas tree by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com

Color,cut and paste a Christmas tree free printable activity by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com

Color,cut and paste a Christmas tree free printable activity by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com

Free Printable Kids Activity: Make a Snowman

Free Printable Kids Activity: Make a Snowman

Finally a new free printable kids’ activity!! Winter is still long, at least here in the Midwest, but I have to say we are not getting that much snow this year! What is the fun of winter without snow right?

So for all of you who don’t have the chance to build a real one, either because you are lucky enough to live in a warmer climate or because like me are having cold winter with no snow, why not build a paper snowman instead?

I created two free printable templates to use at home or in your classroom: the body of the snowman and the pieces. Of course you can also have the kids create the body out of construction paper or other supports, just make sure to kind of match the size of the pieces.

As usual, all you need is a printer, scissors and glue! Have fun!! If you have pictures of your completed works, please leave some in the comments, I would LOVE to see them!

Free Printable Kids Activity: Build a Snowman Page 1 - Snowman Body. by Print-cut-paste-craft.com not for commercial reuse.

Free Printable Kids Activity: Build a Snowman Page 1 – Snowman Body. by Print-cut-paste-craft.com not for commercial reuse.

Free Printable Kids Activity: Build a Snowman Page 2 - Snowman Parts. by Print-cut-paste-craft.com not for commercial reuse.

Free Printable Kids Activity: Build a Snowman Page 2 – Snowman Parts. by Print-cut-paste-craft.com not for commercial reuse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Paper Town

American Paper Town

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

Preview of Free Printable American Paper Town 2/2
by print-cut-paste-craft.com

Preview of Free Printable American Paper Town

Preview of Free Printable American Paper Town 1/2
by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com

Free Printable Quotes Bookmarks

Free Printable Quotes Bookmarks

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!

free printable bookmarks by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com

Preview of the Free printable quote bookmarks with quotes from Gaiman, Rothfuss, Lawson and Pratchett; by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com

Free Printable Whimsical Castle Adult Coloring Page

Free Printable Whimsical Castle Adult Coloring Page

I am back! I have been gone for a while I know, but I plan on being back with some new exciting projects this year!

My first plan is to make a series of adult coloring pages. I have always loved coloring pages and this year I have noticed I am not the only one since many of my friends got some awesome coloring books for Christmas (me included). So I thought, why not make some nice free ones for my readers? Here is my first one!

It is a whimsical fairy tale castle. Ok maybe it is not so “adult” but the drawing is intricate enough to keep anyone busy for at least a few hours I would say! As I was drawing it I couldn’t help but let my imagination wander into what kind of story could take place in a castle like this, imagining what kind of wizards, knights and princesses would live there…. yeah, I am a child at heart! I have also used some special symbols on the castle doors, can you tell me what they are?

The image below is a low resolution preview, but if you click on the image it should open the link to the high resolution printable version. I recommend using something thicker than normal printer paper, especially if you plan on using markers, but it’s up to you.

I would love to see some finished versions of this! I know I will be working on a couple of mine today, please share yours and I will post them here!

Printable Castle Coloring Page

Free Printable Adult Coloring Page of a Whimsical Fairy Tale Castle by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com

EDIT: I spent the rest of the afternoon coloring one of these castles with my 6 years old son and here is the result! It was so much fun, especially hearing the stories he would make up about what is inside each of the towers… Can you guess which one is the princess’ tower and which one is the king’s ?

Colored version of the Free printable whimsical castle coloring page

Colored version of the Free printable whimsical castle coloring page