Hot diggety dog! Have we got a tasty craft project for you to try…
We’ve taken one of the pups from our Puppy Chow collection and asked our friend Suzie Attaway to turn it into a craft project – well, she didn’t disappoint! How amazing is this?
This is the perfect craft project for half term and the best bit? Easy as pie. Or should that be, easy as tacos? Taco-huahua! Crazy? Yes. Amazing? Oh yeah!
You will need
- Template printed on white card – download the template here: TACO DOG TEMPLATE
- Red, yellow, pale orange and green card
- Small bowl to draw round
- Craft knife
First make the taco shell – take a sheet of pale orange card and place the bowl on top. Draw around it, and cut out.
Score a line across the middle of the circle using the back of a craft knife and a ruler, and fold.
Next, make the lettuce – draw around the bowl on a sheet of green card. Then draw a wavy line around the outside, and cut out. Score and fold in half as before.
To make the pop-up ‘steps’ to which you will be sticking the chihuahua and bottles to, first measure and cut 8 pairs of parallel slits along the folded edge of the lettuce. The lengths of the steps should vary between 2cm and 4cm in length, but they should all measure no more than 0.5mm wide.
Fold the lettuce at a 90-degree angle, and then gently push the steps through to the other side.
Stick the lettuce inside the taco shell with glue and leave to dry.
Cut out the chihuahua and bottles from the sheet of templates and glue to the steps. Allow to dry.
Decorate with red paper ‘tomato’ slices and yellow paper ‘mustard’ drizzles.
Finally, add some dots to the taco shell with a black pen.
And that’s it – like we said, easy as tacos. Why not try some of the other characters in the range? Visit our puppies here.
Visit our project craft page if you fancy trying a workshop in-stores here.