These animal coloring with paper projects creates wonderful embellishments for your cards and scrapbook pages. I wanted to use up my scrap box. I know you have one too. They turned out wonderfully! Below I will show you how you can even use the extra outlines.
If you need to, read the general instructions before you start. If you have done other coloring with paper projects, you may not need to. Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the animals coloring with paper SVG File.
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Paper Choice and Cutting for Animal Coloring With Paper
Cut only one animal at a time. Hide the others while working on that animal. Cut the outline from the black cardstock. Do not make the file any smaller than 4 inches tall or the black lines get too thin. This makes the all the animal coloring with paper projects a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.
Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper. As a difference with the sea horse, wait until the large color piece for the body is cut then form the black outline around it, The outline has no structure in the middle to hold the shape.
Cut out the animal several times using various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin. I used glitter and foil cardstock too. But you can use any color palette or weight paper you want. Just fill them in with paper that looks good to you. You will be cutting the projects several times to get your colors. Keep the outlines. They are very useful. I made some projects with them too. See them at the end of this tutorial.
Placing the Animal Coloring With Paper Pieces
Start placing the various color pieces on the projects inside the outlines with the tweezers.
DO NOT TOUCH THE STICKY SHEET WITH YOUR FINGERS
When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure. Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard. Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes. The glitter paper doesn’t stick well so you will be gluing a bunch.
Finally, with scissors cut away the contact paper around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.
Use the finished pieces as you like. Here I made a some simple cards using the blank cards I bought a while ago.
Fun Facts About Seahorses
- One seahorse can scarf down up to 3,000 brine shrimp per day.
- Seahorses mate for life.
- The female seahorse deposits fertilized eggs into the male’s pouch, where they gestate safely.
- Their eyes work independently of one another.
- Seahorses have a hard exoskeleton rather than scales.
- Yes, they are fish.