Monday, April 12, 2010

Paper Toys - My New Hobby!

So while I was surfing the web on Friday I discovered something so cool! I am in love with this and I think it is quickly becoming my new hobby. It is called paper crafts. These are models constructed out of paper or card stock. You download a pattern from the designers website- cut, fold and glue.

I came across the website of paper engineer Tetsuya Watabe and his version of designer papercraft called ROMMY Sloth Paper Toys. Right now there are only two models on the website: "No.2" and "Panda Mood". Apparently from what I have read, he allows downloads for about a month and I have missed so many! I love paper folding and creating 3D paper projects so this is right up my alley and I can't believe I hadn't heard of this earlier.

No.2

Panda Mood

I went online and did a Google search on paper toys and was so amazed at the different kinds! There are buildings, cars, Nintendo figurines, etc. You name it, someone has made a paper craft model of it! I even found a toilet paper craft hehehe.

This is another one of Tetsuya Watabe's models. You can find the pattern for this little guy called Zamber here.  He also has the Koomarty models but those are for sale.

I can't wait to print, cut, fold and glue some more. So far ROMMY's are my favorite! I am on a search to get the other models. Go try making one yourself. You'll see how much fun it is and you'll be hooked!

7 comments:

RachelLynn said...

Oh no, I think I am going to be hooked. These are so cute. I am def going to have to give it a try.
Awesome job

Crystal Alves-Tusim said...

so cool....if you like making these you'll for sure like the blockheadz my brother in-law makes. Check them out here http://www.ghotigod.com/

Let me know what you think. Thanks for sharing, awesome work!!

Katherine Minsky said...

Crystal, thanks for the link! I saw a couple I want to make already...like Edward Cullen hehehe!

pam said...

Cool! These are the ultimate paper dolls- fun!

Anonymous said...

did you save the pdf of the panda mood rommy? if so, let me know: efrain.leija@gmail.com i'd like to have it, and in return, well...i'll wait and see what you say. :)

Man From Room 5 said...

Hello Katherine,
I am also a big fan of the Rommy series, and have saved and made all of them in the series so far, but have missed the last two latest ones, Panda Mood and Octopus 2010. If you have a saved PDF of either, I would greatly appreciate a quick email with the pdf attached, so that I can complete the collection! If you have any missing ones that you want, I would gladly return the favour! Meanwhile, happy papercrafting, and best wishes to you. Regards, Karlito.
karlykins1967@yahoo.co.uk

Steve Carlson said...

crystal,

can you email the panda mood pdf. I too have missed the cutoff and my son loves pandas.

hochanz.2008@gmail.com

thanks
steve