We’re looking at Whales at the moment, and this is a sweet little project you can do one afternoon, (if you’re up for something a bit more challenging have a go at making your own giant box whale sculpture!)
For this little exercise you will simply need a paper plate and a pair of scissors.
- Fold your plate around 1 third of the way across the plate (this will be the whale’s somewhat flat head!)
- Turn your plate 90degrees and fold down the middle of the plate (this will form the ridge of the back, feel free to add a blow hole later if you so wish!)
- From about half way along the body, cut the curve of the back towards the tale (imagining how a whale back curves down then back up to it’s tail) Don’t cut all the way to the end!
- Instead of cutting the tail off, make your brain do some Olympics and cut a half tail facing back towards the whales back. (When you unfold the tail away from the body you will have an open tail that moves up and down (like a whale) rather than side to side (like a fish).
- Bend your tale out and paint/decorate as you wish