This Week: JACKALOPE NEST
Here's a variation on an Easter basket, with three little Jackalope eggs.
Get the artwork in the "artwork downloads" column to the right. Print it out on 4" x 6" photo paper and make sure the print size is 100%. You might need to save the file and print using a photo application.
And please, if you use my artwork, send me a picture of what you made, so I can pin it to my pinterest board.
Fig. 1 Supplies: Poster board about twice the size of the printout. I used gold. It should be thicker than card stock but thinner than mat board. There is a lot of cutting this week. 2 pieces of non-stick baking parchment the size of the printout. You could also use an empty sticker sheet. Small chocolate Easter eggs, craft knife, double-stick tape, four paper clips, and pretty paper scraps for nesting material.
FIG. 2 Cover the back of the printout with double-stick tape. Stick the printout to the baking parchment.
FIG. 3 Cut around the images. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE LITTLE TABS CONNECTING THE ANTLERS. Remove the parchment backing and stick one jackalope and the antlers to the poster board. Cover the back of the poster board with double-stick tape and apply the second piece of poster board to the back. So, sandwiched together you have: Cut-out jackalope, tape, shiny-side up poster board, tape, shiny-side down poster board.
FIG. 4 Cut through all the layers leaving a 1/8" border around everything except the tabs below the antlers.
FIG. 5 Remove the backing from the remaining jackalope and position it on the back of the cut-out stack. Open up the 4 paperclips to make an l-shaped stand, and insert them in between the feet.
FIG. 6 Open the edge of the foil egg and tear a slit in it.
FIG. 7 Separate the layers of the antler, fold them open, and cover both sides with double-stick tape.
FIG. 8 re-wrap the foil around the egg.
FIG. 9 cut thin strips of paper to make a nice fluffy nest.
The finished jackalope family. If you want less cutting you can also buy antlers here and make a bunch of jackalope eggs.