In full swing with a puff
A High Bar Gymnast

The download template we have designed for the high bar gymnast is so simple that you don't already run out of breath while crafting it.

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In full swing with a puff: A High Bar Gymnast

 

The download template we have designed for the high bar gymnast is so simple that you don't already run out of breath while crafting it. Because that is just what you need to make him spin. With a little practice, your students will be able to participate in the next gymnastics championship. And if the gymnast needs a break, then just put him in the "bag"! You can find out how that exactly works in our crafting instructions.

This is what you need:

Download templates, red marker Colorella duo, black fineliner pen, white printing paper, a pair of scissors, a carpet knife, glue stick, a shashlik skewer and a milk carton.

For decorating the milk carton: PLAKA paints in different colors or alternatively the K12 paintbox, a sketch block and a paintbrush with rough bristles in size 12.

This is how it works:

  1. Print out the gymnast on a white piece of paper. Please do not cut the gymnast out yet.
  2. Use a red marker to color in the suit of the gymnast. Trace along the outlines, the hair, the face and the feet with a black fineliner pen.
  3. Apply glue to the backside and fold the piece of paper in half (1). Smooth down both sides and let the glue dry well.
  4. Carefully use the carpet knife to make a cut into both red markings at the level of the hands. (Children should ask an adult for help.)
  5. Cut off a 55mm long piece off a straw.
  6. Fold the gymnast along the folding line (2a) to the back and along the edge to the front (2b) and back again.
  7. Carefully cut out the figure.
  8. Now, carefully push the palm of the hands frontwards and the belly backwards. This way, you can make a "bag" where you can push the straw through. Watch out that the cuts do not tear and affix the straw with glue.
  1. Now push the shashlik skewer through the straw. Blow on the gymnast diagonally from the top to make it move. Try to blow on the gymnast so that he spins around in circles.


Gymnast in action and in resting position inside the milk carton.

  1. For the mounting, cut off the entire top side of the empty milk cartridge. Cut off the front side, too. However, leave an approx. 2cm wide edge along the left and right sides. Make two cuts in the center of both side parts (about 1cm wide and 4cm deep) as a holder for the shashlik skewer. Now you have a place where you can keep the gymnast when he has finished his exercises - until the next round begins.
  2. Tip: To give the milk carton an even more attractive appearance, you can decorate it with colorful paper stripes. One possibility would be to glue stripes in a color combination that fits the double complementary contrast.


You could try equally eye-catching colors for the milk carton of the gymnast.

  1. Another decoration idea is to paint the milk carton with PLAKA paints. They are particularly suitable for this purpose, as they also adhere to smooth surfaces.

 

"A High Bar Gymnast"