How to Make Paper Pets

Have you always wanted a pet, but could never get one? This "How to" will show you how to make your very own pet- except on paper!


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    Get a clean sheet of notebook paper.
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    Decide what kind of pet you want to have. It doesn't even have to be a real animal; get creative and draw a dragon, or even make up your own! Just remember; keep it simple and G-rated!
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    Draw a baby version of your 'Paper Pet' and put under it its name and '0 days old'
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    Write in a list next to it of all the things you can do to care for it (Bathroom, Feed, Water, Bath, Exercise, Medicine, Toys)
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    Write their powers and become friends with your buddy's paper pets. You can use their powers in battles and contests.
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    You are now ready to start the game. EXAMPLE: Let's "feed" our pet! Draw a picture of food next to your pet. Erase your pet's starting position, and draw it eating the food.
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    Mark off "feed" or whatever action you did. When you finish all of your actions, you move up a day! Change '0' days to '1' day and so on. Congratulations! You now have a paper pet! Be sure not to leave it alone too long or it will "die"!


  • You could make different checklists for each stage of your pets life. For example, when it is a baby, you can bottle feed it, and when it is an adult you can feed it regular food.
  • You can also make it that the pet gets married and has children, then when it dies, the children become your next pets or just start with a new one.
  • Invent your own pets. Be creative. Make it an alien or some sort of monster.
  • After a certain amount of days, make your pet evolve into a bigger stage.
  • You could make the days equal a year for them and when they reach a certain age they would die.
  • You can always use more than one piece of paper if you don't feel like erasing and redrawing.


  • Make the paper short, you don't want to erase so much you have to start on a fresh sheet of paper with something that small!

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil with eraser
  • Paper

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