Whimsical Lamp Shade Cut and Paste Paper Craft

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Whimsical Lamp Shade Cut and Paste Craft


Before using designs, they should be traced onto working sheets. Lay a sheet of tracing paper over page. Use a small amount of artist’s rubber cement, applied to each corner of tracing paper only, to hold it in place. Remove paper carefully. Rubber cement traces are easily rubbed away with fingertips. If rubber cement is not available, attach with small pieces of Scotch tape or masking tape. Tapes are difficult to remove. To avoid tearing page, cut the tape at edges of paper and leave tape on page.

EQUIPMENT: Tracing paper; hard and soft pencils; white chalk; scissors; glue or paste; small water-color brush; black India ink; fine-pointed pen.

MATERIALS: Any colored paper may be used—wallpaper, construction paper, designers' paper, or Dennison's gummed crepe paper made especially for applique. See other materials under directions for each item.


Trace patterns onto tracing paper. Make one complete tracing for placing pattern, separate tracings for individual parts. For placing pattern, trace parts to be covered with applique slightly inside the outlines, all other lines (those drawn in with paint or ink) exactly as on pattern. Trace patterns for individual parts about ⅛" larger on edges where they are overlapped by another part (e. g., make Tommy Stout's breeches ⅛" longer where overlapped by stockings). Make patterns for underparts in one piece (e. g., make entire car bodies in one piece, including areas overlaid by fenders).

Go over lines on reverse side of tracing with soft pencil (use white chalk for patterns to be cut from dark paper or felt). Use tracing, right side up. Trace outlines. Cut out.

Draw in painted or inked lines before pasting pieces into position.


MATERIALS: Lamp shade, 6¾" high, 6" across top, 10" across bottom, chartreuse or desired color. Paper: black, orange, green, yellow, blue. Buttons: matching pair of red, blue, and green for wheels; 1 white pearl button for cat's face. White poster paint. Red ball fringe—enough to circle top of shade, allowing 1" overlap.

DIRECTIONS: Follow "General Directions" for cutting and assembling. Colors for touring car: car, black; fenders and running board, front seat upholstery, orange; wheels, convertible top, windshield and radiator pieces, yellow; steering wheel, green.

With white paint and small brush, draw door, door handle, two fold lines on convertible top of black car, alternate vent lines on hood of orange car. With pen and ink, draw remaining vent lines and small back door of orange car; door and hand grip on back seat of blue car.

Paste pieces of cars onto shade. Paste buttons onto wheels. (Use blue buttons for black car.) Paste on buttons for cat's face. With pen and ink, draw steering wheel and supporting struts for top of blue car. Paste ball fringe around top.

Whimsical Lamp Shade Cut and Paste Craft
Whimsical Lamp Shade Cut and Paste Craft
Whimsical Lamp Shade Cut and Paste Craft