Make your own: paper-craft guinea pig

Looking for something to build while at home? Our origami guinea pig is a fun project for both adults and children!

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You will need:

  • Piece of card A4 or A3 (in your chosen colour)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape

For optional decorating:

  • Felt for sticking on and creating different coat types
  • 'Googly' craft eyes
  • Colouring pencils, crayons, felt-tip pens for colouring

Instructions:

Step one: Draw  and cut out the guinea pig shape as indicated. Alternatively, print out our guinea pig template, and get cutting!

Step two: Cut out the strip for the stomach ensuring it’s the same width and the back strip already attached to the guinea pig, and cut out the ears. Cut a coin slot in middle of the back if it is to be a piggy bank

Step three: Cut the sellotape into inch-long pieces, and slowly attach the strip to one of the guinea pig sides, ensuring the body and the strip are as close as possible when applying the tape. Once the first side is complete, finish attaching the last side, this should then give you the guinea pigs body. Attach the ears using one small piece of tape.

Step four: Decorate as desired. In ours, we have coloured our guinea pig in, and added felt and googly eyes.

We'd love to see your creations!

Have you attempted to make this yourself? Be sure to share your creations with us by tagging us on social media, and using the hashtag #woodgreenmakes. We'd love to see them!