The 2nd grade students worked hard to make these paper lizards. We started by decorating large pieces of construction paper on both sides. Then, decorated faces and legs to match. To create their 3D bodies, we folded the construction paper in half long ways. Then folded the edges in to meet the center line. Opening the paper flat, the top corners were folded in to meet the center line, then again to create what looked like the beginning of a paper airplane. Again opening the paper flat, the students cut along the longest diagonal lines on either side of their paper. The paper was then folded in half and slits were cut every half inch from the fold about half way up the paper. Once the edges were stapled together, the body was complete. The face, legs, and tongue added the finishing touch. The end result is a slinky lizard that can bend and roll its body.