Non-Fiction | 6 August 2015Make Your Own Paper Puppy Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Pets can be the most wonderful friends in the world – always there to cuddle, play, and explore – but they can also be a lot of work! Dogs need to be walked, cats need to be fed, birds have cages that need regular cleaning, and don’t even get me started on the amount of time it takes to brush a hippo’s teeth. Even though all that responsibility comes with a lot of love, sometimes it’s nice to just play without the worry. Walter Foster Jr.’s Paper Pets lets you have all the fun of having a pet (a whole zoo of them practically!) without having to walk, clean, or feed anyone. A book of paper punch-outs, Paper Pets includes patterns for colorful animal friends that are easy to pop out, fold up, and glue together. In a couple simple steps you’ll be playing with cuties like Bella the tortoise and Teddy the bunny! Once you have your paper pets, you can make other paper accessories for your pets too, like a ladder or hamster wheel. In the excerpt below, learn how to make Buddy the puppy and put together a doghouse for him – all with just paper! Buddy & His Doghouse Excerpted from Paper Pets Buddy loves being with his human family, running alongside them in the park and fetching balls. He’ll play all day long until the sun sets. Being such a loyal dog, he’ll want to stay close to you, though eventually he’ll settle into his dog house for a long sleep. Likes: Long walks, Playing catch, Juicy bones, Sunshine, Being your best friend Dislikes: Rainy days, Being alone, Being scolded, Small, yappy dogs How to make Buddy and his doghouse: 1 . Use your fingers to gently press out Buddy’s head, body, and dog house pieces. Don’t forget his bone! 2 . Fold each piece along the dashed and dotted lines. 3 . Glue each flap to its matching numbered area on the head and body. Press the pieces together tightly to make sure they stick. 4 . Glue Buddy’s head (A) to his body (B). 5 . Now do exactly the same with his dog house roof and walls—when it’s ready, he can have a snooze! Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.