September 30, 2010

Halloween Papercraft: Coffin Treat Box

It is getting close to Halloween which means it's time for some spooky papercraft! These simple coffin treat boxes are offered by the folks at There are two different templates for the coffin lid, one with a "death by chocolate" slogan and one without. Also included are instructions on how to make skeleton brownie treats to go inside! Download links for everything you need to build these can be found here.

September 28, 2010

WWII Paper Models: Spitfire and Panther Tank

These two World War II papercraft models are free samples offered by the commerical paper model company, Paper-Pro Modeling. Most of Paper-Pro's products are deformed models that don't require any glue to assemble. On the left is a British Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane and on the right is a German Panther tank. Look for the download links for these models on the right hand side of the page here.

September 24, 2010

Star Wars Papercraft: Ewok Paper Toy

This painterly 3D Ewok paper toy is the work of Australian illustrator Ashlee Duggan. Ewoks first appeared in the Star Wars movie, Return of the Jedi. Duggan aptly describes Ewoks as: "a fictional species of teddy-bear-like hunter-gathers that inhabit the forest moon of Endor. They appear as stocky, sapient bipeds which stand about one meter tall." The single piece template for the Ewok paper toy may be downloaded here.

September 21, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Chess Papercraft

Sometimes 2D papercraft can be just as much fun as 3D papercraft. Such is the case with this Alice in Wonderland chess set. The two sided flat paper chess pieces in this set are based on the illustrations by Sir John Tenniel found in the original Alice in Wonderland book. The game's PDF template designed by Jordan Peacock includes a printable chess board and may be downloaded here.

September 18, 2010

Kingdom Hearts Papercraft: Jafar's Black Lamp

At the end of the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin there is a battle. In this battle Jafar, the film's villain, is tricked by the hero Aladdin into using this third and final wish from a genie to transform into a powerful genie himself. Aladdin then traps Jafar in his genie form in a black lamp. A similar scenario plays itself out in the Kingdom Hearts I video game, only this time it is the game's main character Sora who traps Jafar in the lamp. This black lamp papercraft is based on a 3D model from Kingdom Hearts. Details are as follows:

Scale 1:1
Number of pages: 5
Number of parts: 14
Size: 14" (35.5 cm) in length
Difficulty: 3/5
Download (PDF & PDO)
Since the lamp is so dark in color, I recommend coloring the exposed white paper edges of the finished model.

September 15, 2010

Ornate Teddy's Theater Papercraft

This ornate paper theater is intended to be used as a play set for teddy bear paper dolls. Both the theater and the matching paper dolls were created by the unidentified Danish designer who runs the PaperMatrix blog. The project might be seen as a work in progress as various parts and stage sets for the theater have been periodically posted on the blog since May 2010. Templates for the theater parts (and the teddy bear actors too) may be found here.

September 12, 2010

Tron Legacy Papercraft: Light Cycle & Recognizer

Tron:Legacy, Disney's sequel to the 1982 movie Tron is set to be released in December 2010. In advance of the movie, has released several craft items for kids including a 3D papercraft light cycle and a 3D paper recognizer. Both the light cycle and the recognizer are vehicles that appear in the original movie and they get an updated appearance for the new movie. These Tron goodies are available here and here.

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September 10, 2010

Fictional Castle and Cathedral Paper Models

This papercraft castle and cathedral by French papercrafter Jonathan were created with children in mind. Both buildings are fictional creations, however each is designed to an approximate scale. The castle is 1:100 scale while the cathedral is 1:200 scale. Jonathan suggests building these with your kids on long winter days when they are unable to play outside. Both templates are available here.

September 7, 2010

Miniature Gaming Armored Truck Papercraft

This papercraft armored truck is intended to be used in superhero miniature gaming scenarios (The supervillians need something to rob, don't they? ^^) The scale of the truck is roughly 1:48 (or O Scale or 32mm, depending on which scale notation you choose), so it is the right size for both the Heroclix and Marvel Heroscape gaming systems. The template comes with optional opening doors for the rear of the truck and may be downloaded at the forum here.

September 4, 2010

Karatsu Kunchi Parade Float Paper Models

Karatsu Kunchi is a three day festival that takes place each November on the Japanese island of Kyushu. Each day of the festival there is a parade in which large floats are drawn through the streets by families who live on the island. Each of the floats was originally built in the 1800's. Pictured above are papercraft models of three of the floats. From left to right are a red lion, a green lion and a red bream fish. Templates and instructions for each of these paper models may be downloaded at the bottom of the page here.

September 2, 2010

Transformers Papercraft: Teletraan I Computer

The original Transformers animated television show ran from 1984 to 1987. In the show, the Autobots' base of operations was a massive spaceship known as the Ark. The Ark was operated by a semi-sentient computer named Teletraan I. Mandingo Rex of the Tformers forum has created a detailed papercraft version of Teletraan I for use as a prop with Transformer toys. A download of the Teletraan template is available here. Also available are printable sheets of wall and floor panels to build a diorama of the interior of the Ark.