Monday, May 21, 2012

Single Line Drawing - Bird


I used to get a book when I was a kid, I think it was "Pack-O-Fun" magazine and sometimes they would have pictures that were done with a single line. I always thought they were pretty neat. So here's one that I did of a bird.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Paper Dog Puppet



I love puppets. And here is a super simple bulldog puppet that requires just a few folds and a little coloring. No scissors or glue needed. You can download the instructions here. Tip: if you turn off scaling when you print, and the image will line up better with the folds.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monkey Word Search Page


I used to love word searches when I was a kid. This is an animal word search I created a while back to coincide with a book I illustrated called, "If a Monkey Jumps Onto Your School Bus."

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cookie Inspector Coloring Page


Click here to download a PDF of this image to print and color.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Alfie with Envelope Coloring Page


Color this picture of Alfie mailing a letter. Can you write your name and address on the envelope?

Monday, March 12, 2012

How to Draw Alfie


Alfie's head is really just a bunch of circles. Download these instructions and learn how to draw Alfie.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Alfie Cookie Maze


Download this maze and help Alfie find the cookie jar?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Design a Postage Stamp


If you could design a stamp what would it look like? Download this sheet and create your own postage stamp design.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Alfie Stationery


Feel like writing a letter to someone special? Use your very own full-color Alfie stationery. If you would rather color it in yourself, here's a black and white version that is also copier friendly.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jim Henson on Making Puppets

I love puppets. And here's a wonderful 1969 video of the puppet master, Jim Henson, showing lots of ways to make simple puppets at home. Lots of great ideas, although I think the one made out of a pear would be a sticky mess in about 10 minutes.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dancing Alfie Doll

Alfie Puppet

Here's a Alfie paper doll craft project. He has movable joints so you can make him do a little dance. To make him you'll need scissors, some lightweight cardboard (an old cereal box works well)and some paper fasteners. It's hard to punch holes in the cardboard with something like a pencil, so a small hole punch also comes in very handy.

Thursday, January 26, 2012