Fun with Paper Animals by Tania Ahmed Lesson Plan


  • Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT) create their own paper animal out of Gelli made prints
  • SWBAT manipulate Gelli Arts® cacti kit into animal prints
  • SWBAT demonstrate the ability to alter a kits predetermined use for multipurposes


  • How can students make animals out of paper prints?
  • Can students use prints to make animals?
  • Can you use a Gelli Arts® cacti printing kit to create other things besides cacti prints?


  • Gelli Arts® Cacti Printing Kit (contains: 5×5 plate, paint pots, cardstock, brayer, popsicle sticks, texture tools)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker


Step 1: Create prints using the plate, brayer, texture tools and paints found within the cacti kit

Step 2: Create the parts of your animal either by using the template shapes within the kit or freehand your own shapes

Step 3: By using a clean piece of paper, assemble and glue all parts your animal together

Step 4: Additionally, use markers to add faces or other features to your animal

Additional Images

Create cute and fun animal prints with our cacti kit!

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