Animal Collage

Putting it all together

See How


  • Ripped-up, patterned paper
  • Sketchbook
  • Glue
  • Nose template (see below)
  • Eyes


Previously we made our eyes and patterned paper. In this video, I didn’t have time to make the paper so I just used craft paper. You could use cardstock if you don’t want to make the paper yourself.

Tear your paper into thin strips.

Glue the paper strips into your sketchbook, applying the glue just to one side of the paper so you can curl the other edges up. Use a fan pattern to simulate fur.

Add your eyes.

Cut out your nose and fold in half. Here you have two options:

  • glue in the nose first, then apply the fur or
  • apply fur to the nose first then glue it in

I applied the fur first, but it was a bit more tricky to glue it in afterward.

You may want to try hot glue for the tab, but please get help from an adult if you do.

Color the nose in with paint. Dog noses are black and curve outward. Cat noses are often pink and curve inward. ***For a cat nose, you’ll have to cut the excess paper (the dip) off of the template.


Get the template for your nose here and print it on heavy cardstock.

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