The Lizard Guy Project

Have you ever seen those paper bag puppet projects that you cut out?  Apparently, they like to do those in preschool, because several months ago, my daughter’s drawings started to look like this:

projects 1

Yup, she would take an animal and break them up into pieces in her head, sometimes even drawing a little completed version (like in the little bear at the top right) as “instructions” for what it’s supposed to look like.  I found them pretty fascinating, that she could break it down in her head piece by piece as a “project.”

And then she’d ask me to help cut them out.  Have you ever tried cutting out stickman arms or a pair of dot eyeballs?  Not an easy task.  Thankfully, she was quite forgiving in that.  Once I had the pieces cut out, she’d carefully piece them all back together and glue them down.

projects 2

Sometimes in the gluing process, she’d realize she forgot an ear or something, gasp in horror, and QUICKLY rush back to her doodle pad to make one.  Tedious work, but she enjoyed the process.

So I found it funny when, she decided to turn a sketchbook head I had drawn in one of our collaborations into a “project,” and I thought I’d share it.  So here it is, for your own cutting and pasting pleasure.  Try it for yourself with a pair of blunt-tipped scissors and washable glue, and be magically whisked away to the wonderful world of a preschooler!

PROJECT

20 responses

  1. Hee!! Okay, I confess: I came here when your first collaboration post with your daughter went viral, and since I’ve done things like that with my own guys I was of course totally charmed. Now you’re on my list of great blogs to enjoy. 🙂 And this one has made me chortle out loud. Love it.

    1. Well, that’s awesome–I’m glad to have you along!

  2. deweydecimalsbutler | Reply

    Love it!

  3. More more! Thanks for jump-starting my day.

  4. I am totally going to do it! What fun!

    1. Love to see pics if you do! I’m collecting them on the FB page…

  5. […] your own at Mica’s blog site: https://busymockingbird.com/2013/09/25/the-lizard-guy-project/ and share it with her if you […]

  6. Your posts are really very unique and very enjoyable!

  7. Love seeing both of you at work!

    Sent from my iPad

  8. Your daughter has such a good brain! I just grabbed my markers so i can make some animal cut-out projects too. And then I’m going to make the Lizard Guy of course. Thank you!

    1. Awesome! Send a pic if you can when you’re done!

  9. Reblogged this on thinkadoptlove and commented:
    So much fun! ❤

  10. Can you do a customized one? I would love it if you can draw my face and the body completed by your daughter!

    1. Thank you! We haven’t done many custom ones–they’re too hard to predict and I don’t want it to be a job for her. I hope you understand! I think we may put some more prints out in the future, though.

  11. Oh, my goodness, so much awesome! And, thank you so much for Lizard Guy – super fun!

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