A Day at the Beach, paper cutting lesson from Home School Arts page 1
A Day at the Beach, Page 3


     Let's tackle the sun section of this project. I really like making my sun images in this type of work friendly looking and warm. I used four layers counting the facial features. In the following steps you will see that this is a relatively easy section of this project.

First we need to cut a circle of orange from 4-6 inches in diameter depending on the size of the project. A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 1
A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 2 Then draw a solar flare design around the circle with in a ring from 3-5 inches to the outside of the circle as in the illustration.
Now we need to cut out the design. A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 3
A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 4 Now we are going to do the same thing with a red circle.
Make this in a ring inch from the outside of the circle as you see in the illustration. A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 5
A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 6 Again cut out the design.
Now a yellow circle needs to be cut inches smaller than the red circle. A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 7
A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 8 You will need to cut a pair of ears for your happy sun. These ears can be any size that you want however I would suggest that you keep them no large than about the diameter of the circle. When you glue the ears on the paper make sure you place them under the yellow circle.
Now you need to create a face for your sun. You may copy mine by printing the illustration or try to draw your own. Here's a little hint for the budding cartoonist out there. If you want your character to look happy make sure that the eyebrows are tilted up. A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 9
A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 10 Before you glue them in place do an experiment and tilt them down. Your face should look cross. Just remember to glue them happy.
Okay let's start the assembly. Lay the orange cutout down or glue it to a piece of cardboard. Next fit the red cut out in an attractive manner. That is to say try not to line up the cutouts, keep the designs off center. A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 11
A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 12 Next align the yellow circle in the center.
Before you glue it completely down fit the ears under the yellow circle as illustrated. A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 13
A Day at the Beach, Page 3 step 14 Now glue on the facial features. There you go a happy sun for the beach.



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