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How to Make a Paper Chameleon with a Moving Tongue

How to Make a Paper Chameleon with a Moving Tongue

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How to Make a Paper Chameleon with a Moving Tongue

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Hello darling readers! Let’s make a very cute animal today. We know that having a daily strict work-life and that must be so stressful. So, sometimes you must want to do something new. Here we come to bring you a new interesting craft idea. As you might know, the craft is very good medicine to remove stress and tension.

Today’s craft animal will be a paper chameleon. Interesting right! But the most interesting thing about the craft will be its moving tongue. Chameleon is a kind of creature we are all fascinated about. These creatures can be beautiful and interesting at the same time. The quality of changing their colours and hiding always amazes us. The big long tongue also wonders us. So, without wasting any time let’s get started with the process!

How to Make a Paper Chameleon with a Moving Tongue


  • A big neon green colour circle paper.
  • A small neon green colour circle paper.
  • A white paper.
  • A long red colour strip.
  • A long straw.
  • A black marker pen.
  • A brown colour marker pen.
  • A pencil.
  • A glue stick.
  • Scissors.


  1. Take a big neon green colour circle shape, fold it in half from sidewise by making a fold line in the middle.
  2. Unfold the paper.
  3. Apply glue on a side of the middle fold line inside the circle with a glue stick.
  4. Take a big straw and a long red colour paper strip, attach the straw on the middle fold line by leaving a little portion of it under the circle.
  5. Most of the part of the straw will be inside the paper but a little part from the outside will be out.
  6. Attach the red strip from its tip on the starting of the inside part of the straw with the glue stick.
  7. Attach the glued portion you previously glued to the circle and fold it in half like before by attaching the other part with the glue stick.
  8. The chameleon’s body will be ready!
  9. Take a small green circle and draw a curved circle shape on it like a chameleon’s tail with the pencil.
  10. Cut out the draw portion from the side by making a curved chameleon’s tail with scissors.
  11. Attach it under the back of the chameleon with the glue stick.
  12. Take a white paper, cut out two same size small circles with scissors.
  13. Draw very small eyeballs on the circles.
  14. These will be the eyes.
  15. Attach the eyes on both sides of the chameleon.
  16. Grab a brown colour marker, draw lines on the chameleon to make it more real.
  17. Put a smile on both sides of the tongue of the chameleon with a black marker pen.
  18. Blow wind from the straw and then saw the tongue moving.
  19. Your cute paper chameleon will be ready!

Look how amazing it looks! You can make your paper zoo by making a chameleon. You can follow our other animal crafts to make that happen. One of the interesting features of the chameleon is its moving tongue which is also the best part of this craft.

You can play with them in your home and can shock your friends. But don’t scare them! You can make a giant chameleon by using a big size of paper. As these creatures are especially known for their colour changing quality you can also use colouring papers to make them. Those are just our little suggestions but we know with your creative mind you can do something more interesting with it. So, grab some stationary and your paper chameleon toy!

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