Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vortex Flyer

Here is a very simple flying toy. Just like with the classic fold-and-tape paper airplane design it is based on, this simple flying ring is thrown straight ahead and given a little spin.

You don't need to throw it hard, and you don't need to spin it too fast. A gentle forward throw will make the vortex flyer travel in a straight line more than 12 feet (3.65 meters)! This paper toy is light enough for safe, indoor play.

Build this really easy paper toy with pieces from the free Poplocks Free-forms template and the free Page of Poplocks.

Click Read More to see the instructions.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WE-LE - Super Combiner

And here's SK-8.... oh wait a minute... this is a very similar but completely different little robot! It's WE-LE ("wheelie"), the robot who likes to dance on it's four wheel/legs and beep out songs it makes up on the fly. Maybe there is a limit to how bright and cheery a robot should be.

WE-LE will be the third robot in the second Super Combiners set. Number 4 is coming up soon!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Free Forms - Poplocks Toy Kit

Poplocks Free Forms are a very simple set of shapes that can turn paper into all types of fun toys! Download the PDF - print out the sheets you want on thick card stock - cut out the parts and connect them with Poplocks to create toys that are easy to assemble and customize! Keep checking this blog for new toy ideas made with Free-Forms!

An easy helicopter 

Click here or "Read More" to download the Free Forms PDF and for detailed instructions!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Paper Robots by James Ronald Lo

James has featured my paper toy book on his website... so it's time I returned the favor! "Construct Your Own Paper Robots" just came out a few months back, and it's packed with 35 cute die-cut paper robots ready for assembly - just use glue! 

All of the robots are made from a single piece of paper. Some even have special features - movable mouths, stacking, or limbs that can be re-positioned.

Check out his book (with links to buy) on his website at Paper Toy Adventures.

Below are my two favorite robots from the book, but as with "Papertoy Monsters", all of them are worth building!



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Page of Poplocks - Free

A slimmer Poplock

Do you need a bunch of Poplocks, now? Print out these pages of Poplocks Slims and get your scissors cutting! You can choose the basic circle-pattern or use the blank design, all in the same PDF.

Print these on US Letter or A4 paper sizes -- no re-sizing necessary! The pages are black and white line art only, so print these out on color card stock, or open the PDFs in your favorite, compatible vector art program to make your own Poplock patterns.

Poplocks can actually have different shapes. These slimmer Poplocks work just as well as the previous design. More can fit on a page now! These sheets of Poplocks are designed to be easier to cut out too!

► DOWNLOAD - Poplocks Sheet - Letter/A4 PDF (159 KB)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pocobot Birthday Surprise

Paper crafting friends are great! They don't need to go to the store to get you a birthday card. Instead, they make even cooler cards like this one above! Tracey knew her friend Susan loves robots, so she included both of my Pocobots inside of this deluxe birthday card. I am happy that my robots were well-received!

See more of the incredible projects that Tracey does at her blog, Adventures in Papercrafting. Susan's blog is also chock-full of paper crafty goodness at Susan Blue Robot.

Pocobot, Sweet Robo, and the Poplocks Super Combiners make great gifts. One sheet of card stock paper and a little bit of your own time will show you care!