Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Make a Jumping Jill

This little toy will teach your child how a cartoon is made. All you need is scissors, paper, tape, and some pens or a pencil.

Trace four circles which are all the same size.

Now draw Jumping Jill. It is perfectly fine to use stick figures. Jill is doing jumping jacks. There are three positions. There is a transitional position, with arms out to the side the and feet slightly apart, followed by arms up and feet wide apart, a second transitional position, and the last position, in which Jill's arms are down and her feet are together.

To make all the Jills the same size, I used the window for tracing.

Now fold all the circles in half lengthwise, and

tape them together like so.

Add a pencil as a handle and tape the paper to the pencil.

To see Jill do jumping jacks, twirl the pencil slowly between your hands. Jill will start to go! You made a little cartoon!


Ariella said...

wonderful! will have to try this one soon.

softearthart said...

What a great idea, cheers Marie

Nadja said...

I just love your tutorials! I'm a homeschooling mom with 6 kids, and the best part of homeschooling for me is making stuff with the kids. Thanks for a wonderful blog!

Beth said...

Dear Nadja,

You are doing a very important job, and I am honored that you find my tutorials handy! Beth

Jen from SewnNatural said...

great idea - going to try it, Beth!

Thanks, Jen

Ravenhill said...

Awesome! I should do this with my two tikes!

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