Paper Art Crafts

Cartoon Evolution Craft

Try the cartoon evolution craft and make something new.
Try the cartoon evolution craft and make something new.
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The cartoon evolution craft lets you imagine what your favorite cartoons could be with some tweaking. Find your favorite characters and turn them into something completely new.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspapers
  • Comic strips
  • Magazines
  • Old picture books
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • White paper
  • Pencil

Step 1: Go through newspapers, comics, magazines, and picture books, and cut out every picture of a cartoon character you find. Set them all out on a table, just to see exactly what you've found.

Step 2: Glue your favorite to a sheet of paper. Then see what kind of updates you can make. Is Mickey Mouse on the page? Why not give him Spider-Man's pants?

Step 3: Add a little feline fluff by tacking on Garfield's tail. Is Mickey hungry? Maybe he'd like a taste of Popeye's spinach. Get creative. Then write a story about your new friend.

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