Book Review: Pop-Out & Paint Dogs & Cats

By Cindy Littlefield
Reviewed by Claudia Kawczynska, December 2014, Updated June 2021

For the DIY set of all ages, we highly recommend Pop-Out & Paint Dogs & Cats by Cindy Littlefield. Thi s fun-packed book provides blank animal templates —13 breeds of dogs and 5 of cats— with ample painting/coloring instructions. You pop out these heavy-paper templates, paint them and then, if you like, trace them onto other paper for even more paper dogs (great idea for tree decorations). The dogs can also stand on their own with the help of paper clips. There are even directions about how to make other items, like a dog house, an agility course, collars and leashes, all for your new paper pups. This clever book packs hours’—maybe days’—worth of creative, artistic endeavors between its covers.

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Article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 80: Winter 2014

Claudia Kawczynska is The Bark's co-founder and Editor-in-Chief.