Editor’s Note: Throughout November and December, we’ll be presenting guest blog posts from various bloggers, stationers, and artists. Today, the wonderful Lauren Venell is sharing fun paper toys. Be sure to check out her previous guest posts “Extraordinary Thanks” and “Fall Foliage“.
Figure 1: Animal finger puppets by On Hand By Hand / Figure 2: The magical journey happy paper toys by Info Papercat / Figure 3: Flood paper toy truck by Grand Circus / Figure 4: Goldilocks and the three bears paper theater by Pukaca / Figure 5: Giant whale jointed paper doll by Jenni Phillips Art / Figure 6: Full family set of paper dolls by Claudine Hellmuth / Figure 7: Christmas train set by Claudine Hellmuth / Figure 8: Thin ice papercraft disaster by Grand Circus
Paper toys are everything a Furby isn’t: simple, creative, affordable, and totally non-creepy. But like the Furby, paper toys are experiencing a bit of a renaissance. No longer the consolation prize of a toy-less cereal box, contemporary paper toys are beautifully engineered, clever pieces of art that you can also play with. From articulated animals to uncannily real disaster scenes, the toys in this Etsy round-up ship flat (or digitally), and are limited only by your imagination and the ink in your printer.