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Funny application: animals in different techniques
Funny application: animals in different techniques

All children love this type of needlework, like appliqué. Animals are in great demand in any technique. Three-dimensional paper models are used in games, a flat image increases a child's self-confidence, and fabric models not only decorate clothes, but are also used as didactic material.

Classic applique type

First, children get acquainted with the paper application. It is flat as well as voluminous. Small children stick the details of the animal to the cardboard. For example, you print out a template for coloring pages, cut out the details, and transfer them to colored paper. Animals can be constructed using geometric shapes, which develops children's imagination.

3D application looks unusual. Animals made from paper balls, strips, crumpled paper are of great interest to children. For example, to make an elephant, outline an oval body on cardboard. Glue the leg strips. Take paper two centimeters larger than the body, cut it off with a wide tail.

Knead, twist the tail, straighten the body, glue it. Also crumple, glue round ears, a head with a trunk. Decorate on topgrass (a piece of green paper cut into thin strips). If you are making an image with balls or stripes, then simply glue the template with multi-colored elements.

Leaf Applique: Animals

Leaves are a fertile material for crafts. Collect various natural material (seeds, leaves, ears, acorns, seeds, flowers) in the summer, autumn, dry (like a herbarium or in sand), soak in glycerin. The leaves are very brittle in the first way, and glycerin gives softness, flexibility, but changes color.

leaf applique animals

Any application of leaves (animals, landscape, people, fish, birds) develops imagination, thinking, logic. The child learns more about the plant world, the properties of natural material, how to interact with it.

Here are some options for making rodents. For a mouse, you will need birch, clover, elm leaves, dill or flax seeds, blades of grass. Glue the birch leaf with the tail down (this will be the body). Place a small leaf of elm without a tail on the body. Glue clover ears, and then a head from elm. Seeds are used in the formation of the eyes, nose, and the grass is useful for the mustache. It turns out the mouse in full face.

If the sheet of the head is placed perpendicular to the body, then the mouse will be in profile. Accordingly, glue the paws, tail, ears, eyes, nose. If necessary, correct the shape of the sheet with scissors.

Fabric application: animals

applique animals

Fabric applications are more often used asdecoration of clothes, bedspreads, bags, rubber bands. The principle of work as with paper crafts:

  • print out a coloring template (for example, a dog);
  • cut the pieces;
  • transfer all the details to the fabric;
  • overcast the edges of the torso;
  • mark with soap the location of the head, bones;
  • sew the bone to the body with an overlock stitch;
  • next sew eyes, eyebrows, nose;
  • then overcast the edges of the head, bones;
  • connect all parts.

It turned out to be a voluminous application. Pets collected on a bedspread, blanket, carpet, not only decorate the children's room, but also allow you to expand knowledge about the animal world. In this case, the process can be simplified.

Choose the most elementary patterns, transfer to one fabric entirely. Then sew the animal to the flap, and then with the same overcast seam, highlight the lines, parts of the muzzle, changing the colors of the threads. Next, sew these squares with appliqué with the main fabric. Please note that the color of the material may not match the actual animal.

Custom application

Try different techniques with your child. For example, a geometric style felt elephant (round head, oval eyes, rectangular tail and trunk, square two-tone ears, diamond-shaped legs, trapezoid two-tone torso).

applique pets

Or draw the image of a duck on cardboard. Glue the eye, beak, paws from seeds, and cover the head with the body with millet. You can also make polar bears from dough, hares from semolina, hedgehogs from buckwheat orsunflower seeds. Even kids are attracted by the "cereal" application "Animals".

How to make a craft from scraps?

Lay out all the shreds, decide on the image of the animal according to the color scheme. Make a pattern out of paper and fabric, connect the parts on cardboard, glue the bottom layers, then the top parts. Decorate the background, frame.

For this technique, you can use a special imported fabric that does not crumble and is glued to the material with a hot iron. It is expensive, so you can train on plain cotton.

Knit applique

Knitted applique is attractive for needlewomen. Animals are bright, unusual, colorful. The image can be crocheted and knitted. The fastest option is to transfer the whole template to a knitted fabric, sheathe it with an overcast seam, cut off the excess.

application on the theme of animals

A quality option is to find an animal pattern and knit it. But you can crochet according to the pattern. For example, you knit the torso, collar, ear, tail, spot, nose of the dog. Sew the details, embroider the eye, mouth, tie the edges.

Or here is a step-by-step knitting of a mouse. Knit a circle for the body. Pin the junctions of the head and tail with pins. Tie the last edge with a single crochet, tying the tail in parallel, reaching the head. Now knit a circle on the marked loops, reducing the number of loops to the muzzle. Knit a round ear from two colors, sew to the head. Embroider eyes, nose. Thus, by tying a circle in certain places, you can get an owl,chicken, sparrow, snail, turtle, animal faces, etc.

applique animals how to make


Any application on the theme "Animals" will decorate the interior of the house, clothes, pillows, bedspreads, educational books and manuals. Just take into account the age, interest and ability of the child, and also prepare the necessary material in advance.

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