These were the instructions that someone once used to teach me how to draw a dog:
My ten year old self thought it was the most awesome drawing tutorial ever! Actually, it’s still awesome because it’s the same set of instructions I give myself whenever I draw a dog today…which is often since it’s a regular request from the Dumpling.
I wanted to share the story with my toddler because this wisdom must be passed on to future generations! Having been tinkering with layer art recently, I thought making a layer puzzle would be a fun way to get her involved.
- Printable template
- X-Acto knife
- Seven sheets of cardstocks (Color choices are based on preference; I used black, beige, blue, white (2), light brown, brown)
Step 1: Print the template onto the cardstocks.
- Black: Layer 1 (Please note that I just hand wrote the title in with a marker.)
- Beige: Layer 2
- Blue: Layer 3
- White: Layer 4
- Brown: Layer 5
- Light brown: Layer 6
- White: Layer 7
Step 2: Use an X-Acto knife to cut out the shaded areas. I’m not that dexterous so I used scissors to clean up the frays and trimmed off any borders peeping from the previous layer(s).
Step 3: Layer the cutouts in numerical order and share the story! I also numbered the sheets so that the Dumpling can solve the puzzle on her own by applying her number sequence knowledge.