Submitted by Shelly V. of Texas
Named after my daughter, Sara, who's favorite dinosaur is the Triceratops.
This was created out of a tradition in our family to draw names and make an ornament for that person. This year I had injured my arm right before Halloween and wasn't able to complete my original idea due to being one handed. So I pulled out a ton of scrapbook paper punches and some scrap paper, and did this.
For this project I used several paper punches in different designs. (A list of those is below.) What I did was using scraps of paper, I punched out pieces and layered them on top of each other using glue and foam tape to give the 3-D effect shown. It really was pretty easy. You could always make other ornaments using punches, I chose a dinosaur for the dino lover in my house, but you could do wreaths, etc., if you'd like Christmas based ones.
I punched out two circles, two hearts, eight "crowns" and four "swishes curlicues." I took the first circle and glued on two crowns at the bottom edge for toes. I glued a swish to the back so it would look like a tail. Then using chalk I rubbed some on a q-tip and applied to shade the edges of the paper. Then I used foam tape and cut a small piece to stick to the front of this glued together thing. Then I took the second circle and added it on top of the foam tape to make it 3-D. I glued the remaining 6 crown shapes to the top edge of this circle to make the dinosaurs head fringe. I also chalked these pieces and punched a hole to put string in to hang it. Then I applied another piece of foam tape to the top of this piece so the head would be popped off in 3-D. I took two hearts, chalked these and added them to the "pile" and created the head. I drew on eyes/nostrils and then added the three swishes to make the horns of the dinosaur.
I recommend asking friends to borrow punches or visiting a scrapbook store that lets you use their tools rather than buying your own if you are not a scrapper. I had these on hand from previous projects. I used a "Swish curlicue" punch, one that looks like a crown (not sure what it is?), two different sized hearts, and a circle punch.
I'm including a photo of the punches themselves for reference.
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