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Hinged Salamander

Designed by Heather Lancaster

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Main supplies:

  • Elmer’s® Painters® ColorCutters®
  • Elmer’s® 3D™ Washable Paint Pens
  • Green Cardstock
  • Brads
  • Plastic Eyes

Basic Supplies:

  • Circle Punch
  • Elmer’s® Craft Bond™ Tacky Glue
  • Needle or piercing tool

Salamander Pattern (PDF)


1. Print pattern onto green cardstock and cut out using Elmer’s Color Cutters.
2. Piece together the salamander like a puzzle so that all the body parts are in order, then pierce a hole through each of the marks for the brads to be inserted through. Insert brads, placing the base strip underneath and the body parts on top.
3. Punch 20 circles and glue in place on the salamander’s feet. Use 3D writers to add dimension to each toe and spots on the salamander’s back. Attach plastic eyes to finish.

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