Step 1: Materials List
You will also need glue and string or thread and something to make the lampshade portion out of. Initially I used wire but it was pretty flimsy and so I went with a wood and wire frame instead, using popsicle sticks (because the rest of my supply of wood is frozen to the ground and buried under a couple feet of snow right now). but that works alright because I like using leftover/free materials and I happened to have some on hand.
Step 2: Making the Animals
draw any details you would like on the animals like eyes, stripes, etc at this point (you can do it after you glue them together but I find it easier to do it now)
glue the two pieces together with the end of a piece of string about 8 inches in length in between them(see the third picture). now you are ready to attach them to your lampshade
Step 3: Making the Lampshade
luckily the sticks were just the right size so all I had to do was make some notches and put it all together very easily, but you may have to get creative if yours is a different size...
since I'm doing a jungle theme I wanted my lampshade to look like leaves. I cut out leaf shapes in the remaining swatches and began gluing them to each other and to the wire frame (I used strips of paper on the backs to add stability). I found that doing one piece at a time was easier than doing the whole row all at once even though it's slower going. I did three rows to give it a nice layered look and then I let it dry before handling it much.
Step 4: Attaching the Animals
And that's it! it was easy and even if I didn't have all the materials on hand it still would have been cheap. What I like most though is the versatility, this can be adjusted to match any kids room. I think next time I will try an outer space theme... I hope this all made sense and I hope you enjoyed it!