2012/01/18

Tutorial > Making new friends


This is something I learned in first or second grade and ever since I have loved doing this! Time to share it with you.


First, fold paper and write names on them.


Cut around the letters (leave the folded part uncut).


The name still folded.


The name unfolded.


5 different names. I wrote Sandra, Johan, Camilla, Victoria & Lisen. I love the shapes even more without illustrations on them.


Write full names for even more detailed shapes.


Fun, don't you think?



Here & here are some I did a few years ago on patterned/coloured papers.

67 comments:

  1. I looooove all of them!!!!!!

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  2. i love your new friends! (I'll 'figure out' how shapely figured my friends will look)

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  3. How fun! Thanks so much Sandra! Love it~!

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  4. Åh, de är fantastiskt fina!

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  5. Ha! I have never seen this before and I really really like the idea! så fine de blir!

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  6. hahahah åågud va fina! så simpelt o genialt på samma gång. gjorde också såna som liten, men har helt glömt! tack för piffig påminnelse! vilken är lisen?? klurigt!!? känner mej mest som den längt t.h...haha!

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  7. Awesome!!! My full name would be too long, though. It could be acaterpillar, or a sausage dog ;D

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  8. Great idea - my kids are going to love doing these!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing....

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  10. so cute! All looks rabbit to me.

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  11. This is a genius idea, I love it. I will definitely try it this week!

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  12. I like this idea, it is creative and funny at the same time !

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  13. sehr lustig!!!!!!!Gute Idee!!!

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  14. such a lovely idea. the shapes are wonderful and your handwriting is too! thanks for sharing this neat thing to do with us : )

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  15. dear Sandra,
    its a really fantastic idea... I'll try it with my kids, too. Will be fun!

    Thank you very much!

    Ariane.

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  16. what an ace idea! i love it Sandra :)

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  17. Great! No wonder Sweden is at the top in design, with such creative things you do at school!

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  18. That is just the coolest, cutest thing ever.

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  19. great!!! i'll try it for sure!!!

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  20. I love this! I'm totally doing this, thanks!

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  21. Those are very cute! And a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. Wow! This looks so fun! I can't wait to try it with my students.

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  23. omigosh that's such an amazing idea! i've been looking for something cute/artsy to give to my friends that's light enough to be mailed, and i think that's it... :)

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  24. Super fun!
    And love you new design ;)

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  25. Great idea to make with my students at school when they have finished early!

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  26. Wow, that is cool! I love it. I'll try it immediately! Thank you! :)

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  27. wow! i love this, my kid loves this. we're doing it today!

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  28. Wow ! I love this idea ! thanks ^_^

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  29. i'm making some with my kids right now. Thanks for sharing Sandra :)

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  30. Really really lovely and adorable!

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  31. Love the new look on your blog. The header is love at first sight!
    S

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  32. Thank you, thank you! This is just so great! I made our familyportrait right away. It´s in my blog, if you want to see. http://puhti.blogspot.com/

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  33. Sandra, thank you for sharing this delightful project!

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  34. I will try it and show you -with my name it will look like a funny centipede! Happy week-end Sandra! xx

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  35. What a super idea, cannot wait to try it for myself, so simple.
    I have been reading your blog for over two years now, and I just wanted to say thank you because reading your blog makes me smile everyday, such beautiful photos, very inspiring.

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  36. This is so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Thanks for sharing. It's so much fun. http://maliqu.tumblr.com/post/16186635113/paper-work

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  38. Brilliant :D
    Look forward to trying

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  39. Gorgeous, divine, lovely. Will be sitting down with the kids today to fill in a few Sunday afternoon hours.

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  40. dessa är helt fantastiska. så inspirerande!
    jag är helt okunnig om illustration och så, och är nyfiken på vad du använder för pennor, t ex när du färglägger dessa?

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  41. Delightful! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. gorgeous!!! I will try this with my little niece.
    thanks for sharing :^)

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  43. Thanks Sandra, will try this later with A. :)
    x have a lovely weekend.

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  44. Ich mag deine Handschrift! Zu der Idee kann ich nur sagen, dass ich darauf nie gekommen wäre. Sehr cool. :)

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  45. aww this is so cute and so much fun!

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  46. Oh oho !!! So great ! I'm going to show that to my children. So cute. Thanks.

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  47. What a wonderful idea! I am a teacher and will immediatly use this with my pupils. Greetings from Finland!

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  48. Thank you! This is great! It could be a nice Valentine's gift - a personalized portrait for your Valentine.

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  49. this looks too fun to miss. am gonna to try it real soon. thank you!

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  50. My pupils made it ! They are 3,4 or 5 years old. They enjoyed, thanks a lot. It was great in the classroom !
    http://natabricole.over-blog.com/article-inspiree-par-sandra-juto-99129612.html

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  51. I loved this!!! Thanks for the idea... I just had to try it! See here... http://www.memmus.blogspot.com/2012/02/little-fun-with-names.html

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  52. Dear Sandra, Thank you so much for this. My daughters school has made one each (80 children) for their Art exhibition. They are selling them with profits going to charity.

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