by gabry | Dec 5, 2020 | Building Activities, Coloring Activities, Origami Box, Party and Holidays, Play Ground
Hello Print Cut Paste Craft! Christmas is almost here and, this year more than ever, I know we all need some new fun activities to do at home and help us get into the Holidays spirit. Never fear, Print-Cut-Paste-Craft is here with our best Christmas Craft to date!
Ladies and gentleman, may I introduce……… THE 3D PAPER CHRISTMAS TREE!!!! All you need, as usual, is a printer, some colors, some scissors and some glue to create this beautiful tree to put on your desk as you work, or go to school remotely, and get into the Christmas Spirit!
I made this activity with my two boys and my husband yesterday: each one of use decorated their side of the tree in a slightly different style and with different colors and ornaments. Not only we had loads of fun together, but now I love having this little tree right on my desk reminding me of the holidays and of why I do what I do!
I think this would make a great little project for home schooling and remote learning as well as for the adult that just wants to cheer up their desk and spend a few relaxing hours doing a free craft!
Here are the instructions on how to assemble the 3D Christmas Tree:
- Once you have printed the template, color and cut out the 4 sides of the tree .
- Color, Cut and Paste the Ornaments on the tree. Be careful not to put too many ornaments along the middle of the tree or it will be harder to fold.
- Fold the four trees in half along the dotted line.
- Glue one half of each tree to one half of another (see image) so that you create a cross with each tree bent at a 90 degree angle.
- Color the tree skirt, then cut along the dotted lines in the middle by folding the skirt in half and cutting perpendicularly. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
- Cut the tab at the bottom of the trees in half along the line, then insert the tabs in the cross cut in the middle of the tree skirt and bend them at a 90 degree angle in a cross pattern.
- Tape the tabs to the bottom of the skirt.
The Free 3D Printable tree comes with two levels of difficulty:
Click here to get the template for the blank tree and the separate ornaments: this will allow you to completely personalize the ornaments on your tree but it will require some complex cutting since the ornaments can get quite small.
Click here if instead you want a template in which the tree is already decorated and all you need to do is color and assemble the tree.
by gabry | Mar 16, 2020 | Origami Box, Party and Holidays, Play Ground
Hello! I normally only post activities that I created myself, but these are times in which lots of fellow artists are pulling together to share free resources and activities for kids to do at home and I want to make sure all of you get to know about them as I come across them.
First up, the amazingly talented author and illustrator Doug Cenko has on his website several activities related to his wonderful books: there are free printable “My Papa is a princess” and “My mama is a mechanic” paper dolls, “Sleepy Solar System” coloring pages and, my personal favorite, a model to build a Big Cheese car from his book “Little Monster Truck Go!” . If you haven’t read the book yet, there are 5 adorable little monster trucks each with their own unique shape and personality: my favorite is the kitty truck of course, and I hope Doug will a model of that to the list too…. but for now, enjoy the Big Cheese template by clicking here and don’t forget to get Doug’s fantastic books (click on the names to be redirected to their page on Indie Bound).
Preview of Doug Cenko Big Cheese model
Doug Cenko Little Monster Trucks Go cover
by gabry | Jul 16, 2019 | Decoration, Origami Box
Hello everyone! Not many of you know this, but I am a HUGE Shakespeare fan. Not only I graduated in English Literature, not only I spend a year in Reading, UK studying almost exclusively Shakespeare, I have also just completed 100 PORTRAITS OF SHAKESPEARE on Instagram! To celebrate my achievement and my passion I created this cute template: you can print, color and fold your own little Shakespeare figurine! Isn’t he cute??? I have used the template from the fun app Foldify, but I was not happy with the drawing tools they provide so I had to export their template into Procreate and use that. Anyway, I really hope you enjoy it!!!
Click here for the free printable foldable Shakespeare Craft!
Free Foldable Shakespeare Template Preview by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com
by paola | May 26, 2012 | Building Activities, Gift wrap, Origami Box
Yes, another Origami Box! I love them…This one has a grey/pink/burgundy motif and you can choose between two different kinds of printable ribbons. It’s such a classic motif, it would be a great idea for favors for a bridal shower or even a little girl baby shower.
To read the instructions on how to make an origami box go to our “How to” section by clicking here.
Click Here to download the PDF file, containing the printable template for the box and the ribbons.
by paola | May 26, 2012 | Gift wrap, Origami Box
For this pattern I chose a color palette inspired by the Brazilian Flag: blue, gold and green. It’s a great vibrant tropical theme that could be used to wrap a small present both for men and women alike.
Click here to download the free printable PDF file to build your box. The file contains 2 different ribbons: choose your favorite!
To read the instructions on how to build an origami box go to our “How to” section or click here.
by paola | May 8, 2012 | Building Activities, Origami Box
This little origami box, about 2×2 inches, is a sweet way to tell your mom you love her. I put some little chocolate truffles in it, it is the perfect size for a small present and making it instead of buying it makes it feel more like when I was in school and would come home with my mother’s day craft!
Find here the instructions on how to make an origami box, and download here the printable template for this lovely box for free! Chocolate and daughterly love are not included!Remember, it is for your personal use only.