How to Make South Park Characters

"South Park" is an animated series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Although the stars are elementary-aged children, the show was the first weekly program to receive a TV-MA rating because of its crass humor, according to the San Francisco Gate. The makers of "South Park" used cutout pieces of paper to animate the characters in the series. With different colors of construction paper, scissors, markers and glue, make your own "South Park" characters.

Cut out a circle from a skin-tone-colored piece of paper. This is the "South Park" character's head. Glue the head to a piece of paper.

Add a jacket. Draw the outline of a jacket on a piece of construction paper and cut out the shape. Add details to the jacket with other pieces of cut paper or with markers. Glue the jacket below the "South Park" character's head.

Make the pants. Draw the outline of your "South Park" character's pants on a piece of paper and cut out the shape. The pants "South Park" characters usually wear are thin horizontal rectangles that have details added to them using markers or other pieces of cut paper. Glue the pants below the "South Park" character's jacket.

Form the "South Park" character's shoes by cutting out a thin rectangle from a piece of construction paper, round the corners of the rectangle. The rectangle should be a little wider than the pants but not wider than the "South Park" character's body. Glue this piece below the "South Park" character's pants.

Make the eyes. Cut out two small ovals from white construction paper and glue them next to each other in the center of your "South Park" character's head so they are touching. Use a marker to place a small dot in each eye.

Give your "South Park" character a hat. Cut out a semicircle from a piece of paper that is the same width as the top third of your character's head. Use another piece of paper to cut out a brim and pompom for the hat. Glue the hat on the top third of the "South Park" character's head.

Make the hands. Use the same color as your "South Park" character's skin and cut two small circles to form the hands. Glue the circles to the end of your character's sleeves. Cut out two significantly smaller circles and glue them on the circles you just cut, slightly off to the side. These smaller circles form the thumbs.

Things You'll Need

  • Construction paper, assorted colors
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
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