Step One: Fill one entire sheet with bright and colorful geometric designs.
This can be completed in either stripes as shown in the sample critters - or as an overall fun pattern.
Step Two: Trim the patterned paper into the body shape by rounding off a corner and nipping in a triangle to create the feet (this is now the bottom), then create a long curve from the top edge to the bottom for a smooth curved back. Cut a tail from the scrap paper cut from the body. Cut a head from a 5" square piece in your desired color. Use a glue stick and attach the head and tail to the body. (Refer to drawing at right and photos below in slideshow).
Step Three: Cut out facial features: eye, iris, nosebridge, nose tip and **whiskers. Glue into cut out shapes into position. OR Draw facial features directly ontp your critter if you choose. Let your creativity decide!
Below is a series of photos showing the process while I made my colorful critter.