Today I tried making turtles the way I used to make paper dolls.
First I took a strip of a magazine destined for the recycling bin, then I folded the strip like an accordian. Then I paid absolutely no attention to how even the top of my folded up paper was and proceeded to cut out a (pretty decent!) turtle. Then I unfolded it and laughed at myself since most of my poor turtles are headless. Other than that minor detail, I think they look pretty good.
So I cut a second strip. This time I evened up the edges after I folded it up and the resulting turtles turned out very nicely! Unfortunately for me, as I was cutting, tiny pieces of paper were exploding from my scissor tips. I think I may be finding little bitty scraps for weeks.