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Animal-Tastic Mix and Match Book

This Animal-Tastic project is sure to bring hours of fun to young animal-lovers… mix and match your handmade pages to create your own farmyard and safari characters!

  • Papercraft
  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner

Tools and materials required

  • Rocking Box Pops! On the Farm and On
  • Animal-Tastic A4 Paper Pad
  • Supersize Essential Card Block
  • Adorable Scoreboard
  • Craft Glue
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Sticky Mitts 3D Foam Pads
  • Large Book Rings


To make the pages

From the Supersize Card block, cut eight top panels to measure 15 x 14cms, eight centre panels to measure 15 x 9.5cms and eight bottom panels to measure 15 x 6cm.


Take a sheet of paper from the A4 Paper pad and cut one panel to measure 14.5 x 13.5cms, a second one to measure 14.5 x 9cms and a third panel to measure 14.5 x 5.5cms. Stick the three pieces to the corresponding cardstock panels to create eight double-sided panels in three sizes.


Line up the top, centre and bottom panels vertically, making sure that the backing paper shows the same design on all three. Punch holes 1cm in from the left-hand edge at 3, 7 and 11cms on the top panel, 1.5 and 8cms on the centre panel and 3cms on the bottom panel.


Pop out one of the die-cut animal heads, and attach it to one of the top panels, then layer up the decoupage pieces.


Pop out the matching die-cut body piece and cut across the score line. Glue this in place on to the centre panel. Cut a little neck piece from the remaining body piece and place it under the head. Pop out the matching feet and attach them with foam pads on to the bottom panel. Add any extra feet to the body section to look like arms then add any tails or wings. Repeat this step with each animal until you have eight complete double-sided pages.


To make the base and front cover

Using the grey board backing from the Supersize Essential card block, cut a piece to measure 21 x 38cms. Score along both short edges at 4cms then score at 4cms along the long edge on the right. Cut two slots 4cms in from the right-hand side along the scored edge to create corners then glue these in place to form the box base.


Cut two pieces of patterned paper to measure 30 x 17cms and attach them inside and outside the box base. Decorate the outside of the box base with strips of patterned paper.


Using the grey board backing from the paper pad, cut it to measure 30 x 17cms. Decorate one side with patterned paper then decorate the other side using the front cover of the paper pad. Add five circular sentiments below the ‘Animal-Tastic’ frame using foam pads. Place a patterned paper strip across the bottom edge.


Place the completed front cover inside the box base then add three of the animal panels in place inside the box. Draw through the holes with a pencil to indicate where to punch the holes in the base and front cover the pierce through each hole.


Place the book rings through the holes of the cover, pages and base to complete.

Animal-Tastic Mix and Match Book

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