HOW TO MAKE A POP-UP TACO-HUAHUA CARD

Hot diggety dog! Have we got a tasty craft project for you to try…

We’ve taken one of the pups from our Puppy Chow collection and asked our friend Suzie Attaway to turn it into a craft project – well, she didn’t disappoint! How amazing is this?

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This is the perfect craft project for half term and the best bit? Easy as pie. Or should that be, easy as tacos? Taco-huahua! Crazy? Yes. Amazing? Oh yeah!

You will need

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Step One

First make the taco shell – take a sheet of pale orange card and place the bowl on top. Draw around it, and cut out.

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Step Two

Score a line across the middle of the circle using the back of a craft knife and a ruler, and fold.

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Step Three

Next, make the lettuce – draw around the bowl on a sheet of green card. Then draw a wavy line around the outside, and cut out. Score and fold in half as before.

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Step Four

To make the pop-up ‘steps’ to which you will be sticking the chihuahua and bottles to, first measure and cut 8 pairs of parallel slits along the folded edge of the lettuce. The lengths of the steps should vary between 2cm and 4cm in length, but they should all measure no more than 0.5mm wide.

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Step Five

Fold the lettuce at a 90-degree angle, and then gently push the steps through to the other side.

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Step Six

Stick the lettuce inside the taco shell with glue and leave to dry.

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Step Seven

Cut out the chihuahua and bottles from the sheet of templates and glue to the steps. Allow to dry.

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Step Eight

Decorate with red paper ‘tomato’ slices and yellow paper ‘mustard’ drizzles.

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Step Nine

Finally, add some dots to the taco shell with a black pen.

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And that’s it – like we said, easy as tacos. Why not try some of the other characters in the range? Visit our puppies here.

Visit our project craft page if you fancy trying a workshop in-stores here.

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