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WInter Wonderland box

Review: Winter Wonderland Papercraft Kit

WInter Wonderland box

Winter Wonderland: Charming Winter Paper Sculptures for Parties, Holidays, and Home Decor
by Mary Beth Cryan

Skilled artist and papercrafter Mary Beth Cryan has released a new complete kit featuring 12 winter decorations, I was offered the chance to review it, and having come across Mary Beth’s work before, I was excited to find out what was involved.

From Mary Beth’s website:

It comes in a beautiful gift box with 12 winter themed paper projects for you to pop out and assemble (no cutting required). It also contains a book with photos of the projects, instructions, instructional illustrations, some information about me, a paper craft resource section, and additional templates that you can photocopy (so you can make the projects over and over after you use up the pop out pieces that are included in the kit). It also comes with a pre-assembled 3D squirrel ornament. And would you believe the whole kit is only $14.95?

The whole kit features lots of attention to detail, from the matt-finished pre-punched card models, to the well designed and spiral-bound book. It even comes with a pack of ribbons to hang the completed models from. If I had to pick on something, I’d have appreciated a small tube of wood glue in the pack, I had to use PVA craft glue, which wasn’t strong enough for some models.

Look at the pictures below to get an idea of the quality and thought that makes this kit a fun seasonal gift for any crafty people in the family!

The kit is available now from Barnes and Noble

Disclaimer: I was given a free review copy by the publisher.

Urban Paper – a book of papercraft models

Urban Paper cover

Matt Hawkins from the always excellent Paper Forest has released an awesome-looking book that has 26 papercraft models to cut out and build – and even better, it includes a DVD with all the templates in a printable format, so you don’t have to take scissors to your book. This would also be useful if you want to build an army of identical papertoys.

It’s not just sheets of models though, the first section is all about the process of designing paper models, and the rest is taken up by interviews with the designers and the models.

Wonderful papercraft games consoles and more

Papercraft Nintendo DS

Jun fron FX console dropped me a line about his site, as with all the others I’ve featured recently, the models are incredible.

I thought the gadget series was really great, the models include the Nintendo DS Lite pictured above, an Apple iPhone, Sony Vaio laptop, and for console lovers the range goes from Sony’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 (with HD-DVD drive!) to the classic Atari 2600.

Make sure you check out the tutorials too, they’re handy if you want to get started making your own papercraft models.

More free paper toys and some papercraft ideas

Nicebunny DJ

Brian dropped me a line to let me know about the free papercraft toys he’s got on the Nicebunny site.

I also had an email from Lisa who recommends the freely available book Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements. It’s scanned and searchable at The Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library


Halo’s Master Chief in Papercraft

Papercraft Halo Master Chief

It looks like everyone’s turning console games into papercraft now… First was Sonic, then Mario, now we have this incredible model of Master Chief from Halo.

The final model comes out to be 13″ (33 cm) tall, has roughly 2100 faces (+ ~800 for the gun), and is made up of 42 pieces (+ 10 for the gun).

If looking at it isn’t enough for you, there are detailed instructions and a printable PDF so you can make your own if you have the patience.

Check out the finished item!

Papercraft Halo Master Chief full view

[via Make:Blog]

Incredible Papercraft Transformer – Bumblebee

Papercraft Bumblebee Transformer

Here’s some incredible papercraft work – A chinese guy was so inspired by the new Transformers movie that he designed and built his own model of Bumblebee based on the movie robot!

This is amazingly detailed, and overwhelmingly complex – not only has he made what looks like hundreds of parts, but the model is articulated and poseable too!

As the man himself says:

“Cool”, the first word appears in my mind.

Papercraft Bumblebee Transformer - Finished

[via Paper Forest]

More paper games – Super Mario Papercraft

Super Mario Papercraft model

We’ve already covered Sonic the Hedgehog papercraft, so to even the Sega / Nintendo balance, how about this neat paper Mario stage? I like how the pixellated look hasn’t been lost, but it still has hints at natural curves. Great work from the creator!

Sci-Fi Spaceship Papercraft Models

Macross Valkyrie Papercraft

Who doesn’t like really cool sci-fi spaceships? I certainly do, and these wonderful papercraft models look really detailed and fun to make. There’s a big selection from Star Wars, such as a TIE-Fighter and Star Destroyer, Y-wings, the Millennium Falcon, and a Sand crawler.

Star Destroyer Papercraft

If Star Trek is more your thing, you get the ENTERPRISE 1701-A, a Borg Cube, the U.S.S. RELIANT and a Vulcan Shuttle

What, you want more? How about a Valkyrie from Macross (in two configurations), and the Delorean from Back to the Future?

See all the models at SF PaperCraft Gallery
[Via Paper Forest via Craftzine]

Papercraft Sonic The Hedgehog? Go On Then!

Sonic the Hedgehog Papercraft

Here’s a cool recreation of the first stage from Sonic The Hedgehog for the Megadrive/Genesis. It’s hardly the most challenging papercraft around, but it is very very cute.

It’s been released by Sega Japan to celebrate Sonic’s 15th anniversary, however even though all the instructions are in Japanese, you should have no problems with this model. [Via Kotaku](,

[Download the Sonic Papercraft Model](

**EDIT :** Updated the link

More Christmas Papercraft – Pug Dog Model

Still on the Chrismas papercraft theme, [Intermaweb]( reminded me of this [Merry Christmas Pug]( available from Homespun Magixx (remember the [Spongebob papercraft](

Merry Christmas Pug papercraft Intermaweb's completed pug

It would go well with the [Christmas Mac papercraft](, wouldn’t it?

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