December 8, 2009

Antique Toy Circus Papercraft

The Victoria & Albert Museums of England are offering an antique toy circus papercraft on their website. The original template for the circus was created by a French company around 1930. The best part of this papercraft is that it is an automata of sorts. Twirl the flag on top and the performers spin around like a merry-go-round. In addition to the usual cardstock, a piece of cork and a barbecue skewer are also required to build the circus. The template for this papercraft may be found here.


  1. This is great! There is a missing piece on the only other copy I have of this circus and this looks ready to print on A4 paper

  2. That's wonderful! Happy I could help. :)

  3. thank you so much!!!!
    A beauty-wonder toy

  4. I can recommend. Easy to build, even for children with adult help. Great effect.
    Michael (alias michael42er)