Homestead: Paper Crafts

10 Oct

I really like paper. I can spend lots of time just looking at paper at shops, let alone buying and collecting sheets for future projects (or just to look at. I know I’m weird!!). I also like making boxes and packaging, and especially origami and architectural origami.

Something I’ve recently gotten into is making paper toys! There are some pretty awesome websites with some cool templates out there. Here are some pics of little guys I’ve made so far!

I keep these guys at work.

I keep these guys at work.

Theyre inside the entrance to my cube, so make sure to take a peek next time you stop by and say hi to me at work!

They’re inside the entrance to my cube, so make sure to take a peek next time you stop by and say hi to me at work! Also, look at that lense distortion!

More of a close-up shot.

More of a close-up shot.

One of my FAVORITE paper toys website is cubeecraft.com. Not only are these templates designed so that you don’t need to use glue to assemble them (so cool!!), but the actual toy characters are all fun things that are so near and dear to my heart. Check it out!

Other websites that these little guys came from:

http://www.feelgoodproject.net/download.html

http://www.bentheillustrator.com/speakerdog_index.html

http://readymech.com/

http://www.theapplecollection.com/Collection/PaperMac/

I’ll post any more paper thingies I make in the future (which will probably be A LOT). And soon I’ll probably get off my butt and start making some of my own templates!

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3 Responses to “Homestead: Paper Crafts”

  1. Lizzie October 14, 2008 at 11:56 am #

    I made a bunch of those from ready mech and they’re at my work, too! They were fun to do when I had a few minutes of downtime…

  2. Victor October 19, 2008 at 7:20 pm #

    Long ago, in a galaxy far away, graphic design included–nay, required–not just visual imagination but highly developed craft skills. To make your design ready to print, you had to plan, measure, cut, and carefully assemble lots of little pieces of paper. It’s fun to watch a 21st-Century graphic designer find new ways to experience that tactile component of creativity.

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