"Gator Love" Card & Love Letters

Materials

  • Cardstock or construction paper: bright green, lime green, olive green, lt. brown, white, red
  • Wiggle eye, one small

Tools

  • Decorative-edge scissors: curvy, pinking
  • API Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Glue!

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, black marker

Directions

STEP 1

  • Measure and cut 5"x8-1/2" bright green rectangle. Fold rectangle in half lengthwise, creating 2-1/2"x8" card.

STEP 2

  • Print and cut out pattern. Cut gator shape from folded bright green card. (Do not cut along folded top edge.)

STEP 3

  • For eyes, cut 1" bright green paper circle. Glue on gator head. Glue wiggle eye on eye.

STEP 4

  • For scales, cut 1/2"x5-1/2" olive green rectangle. Use curved decorative-edge scissors to trim long edge. Glue rectangle on gator back. Trim edge even with tail.

STEP 5

  • For teeth, cut two 1/2"x1-3/4" white rectangles. Use pinking shears to trim long edges. Glue straight edges of teeth inside mouth. For tongue, cut 1-1/4" red heart; glue inside mouth.

STEP 6

  • For swamp, cut 1"x8-1/2" lt. brown rectangle. Use curvy decorative-edge scissors to trim top edge. Glue swamp on back of gator legs.

STEP 7

  • Use black marker to outline body, draw jagged lines on gator legs, and draw nostrils on face.

STEP 8

  • Write "You're special, chomp, chomp!" on lime green rectangle. Carefully tear around rectangle edges. Glue rectangle inside card.
by Mary Ayres

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2349/d3f68a8e-0678-4dde-9f81-06707f441f2e.pdf



"Gator Love" Card & Love Letters:
"Gator Love" Card & Love Letters: Inside View
Inside View