This is a very easy and cheap creation to add to any classroom lesson. Anyone younger than second grade will need more than one day of work, and pre-cut items might be helpful. Anyone younger than 5th grade you may want to break the lesson up. Do not fear, any K-12 grade level can be successful with this, you just might need to modify what steps they do. Pre-cutting templates for instance might be helpful. Working in small groups may be a good idea. You name it modifications can be made and I'm more than happy to help you come up with those modification. :)
Please see my other paper craft instructables for other ideas as well:
Little Girl Paper Craft
Pirate Paper Craft
Swan Paper Craft
Airplane Paper Craft
Geography (where the chef, story, recipe originated from, where they were written...learning the continents, oceans)
Basic body terminology (torso, arms, legs, pelvis)
Following basic directions
Learning how to write expository text, narrative, instructional
Art lesson for any season
Learning new key words (these can very from lesson to lesson)
and MUCH MUCH MORE!
I'd love to hear any ideas you might have for lessons!
Step 1: Materials Needed
Paper (Construction Recommended)
Materials Recommended But Not needed:
Permanent Marker (many colors or one)
Paper is not the only way this gal could be made, some other thoughts on what you could create this guy out of are listed below:
You name it you could likely use it!
Step 2: Cut Out the Templates
I had some old school templates left to me by a former school teacher long ago, I've modified them to make creating paper people easier. This basic design can be used and changed to make other characters. As I work on creating those and different bells and whistles, I'll post those instructions as well.
Step 3: Head
If you like you can draw around the template then cut, I however just hold the template in place then cut away. Do whatever you are comfortable with.
Cut our your template and get your glue ready. On the template you will see a line to place glue to. (the smaller dotted lines). I fold the paper on that line then place the glue.
I glue the top part of the head together, again I used a paper clip to hold it in place. Then glue the neck area together. Again use a paper clip to hold it in place.
Note: It does not matter what color you choose to use for this part, just remember whatever part of the skin is showing should be the same color during the entire project. For this 'able I used peach.
Step 4: Arms & Hands
Cut strips of peach paper and roll for hands. Glue inside the arm.
Step 5: Legs & Shoes
Put glue on the outside of each leg and roll them together and hold them in place with a paper clip. Place glue all around the inside of the shoe and glue it onto the leg then glue the legs together.
Step 6: Hat & Head
For the hair I took a black piece of paper and cut small slits. I then rolled the ends. I trimmed the ends off until I was happy with the length for the back of the hair, then used the pieces I cut off for the side of the chef's head.
You will also notice from the picture when I glued the top of the chef hat on, I turned the head upside down and pushed down. This gave me a nice bow to the hat to get a cartoon like feel chef hat.
Step 7: Chef Coat
Step 8: Add the Arms and Legs
You will see a few different looks of chefs. I made one at work yesterday and gave it away and made the new one tonight. You can see how a few differences really change the look of this little paper guy, I'll likely make a female chef eventually and post her here as well.
I can't wait to see what you come up with! Keep your eye on me for more to come!
Remember You can choose any color paper you like, you might also want to use white paper and color the paper using crayons. Just make sure you color before gluing.
I would love to see your paper doll and hear of his/her adventures. Feel free to ask questions I will do my best to help you out and keep your eye out for more paper crafts from me to come!