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Jan 11, 2011

Fold a Yeti Papercraft Calendar (Free Download)

It's official: I'm declaring today, Tuesday, January 11th 2011, Paper Day! Most of the country is under a winter storm advisory, so lots of us are stuck inside, eating from the fridge and looking for something to do. Since you might not be able to get out of the house and pick up supplies for a large scale DIY project, we'll be offering four sweet and FREE how-to or printable projects to keep you busy.

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Paper Day, Part 2: Papercraft Yeti Calendar

The marketing and design firm The Curiosity Group have begun an amazing project for 2011: free, downloadable paper toy calendars! They're kicking it off with the best papercraft printer I've seen in ages: this adorably awesome 60s-inspired Yeti, complete with a January calendar.  

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Jan 07, 2011

Papercraft Andy Warhol [Free Download]

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Matt Hawkins created this incredible, and free!, Andy Warhol papercraft template, which you can download and fold up yourself!

Who wouldn't want one of these? Heading to my printer to plug in now.   

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Jan 05, 2011

Free Download: Dr. Who Papercraft Templates

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Well, would you look at that?! Some generous soul has created a huge library of free, downloadable Dr. Who papercraft templates. They've got all sorts of good doctors, daleks, tardises, cybermen, and plenty others.

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Oct 28, 2010

Paper Crafted Shoes by Mike Leavitt

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Yes, of course we love these paper renderings of sneakers, perhaps even a bit more than the Shoeburger.

They're all created by Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt, who says, "Everyday and urban objects are just my pallette for replicating modern landscapes of life, somewhere between a painterly impression and ironic conceptual art statement. I simply think of these as 'big kid toys', as if adults can still play make-believe too. Though each object is an original sculpture hand-made from scratch, each is somewhat functional and durable enough for even a bit of light 'play'."

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Aug 30, 2010

Free Download: Papercraft Robot Skull

For years, Noah from Skull-A-Day has been offering this great free, downloadable papercraft skull . Recently, he gave the outline a fun robot skin that plays with the balance between technology and nature.  

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Aug 20, 2010

How To: Make a Frabjous, a 3D Sculpture Puzzle

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There's no magic behind the frabjous, just math. But oh, what beautiful math it is!  

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Jul 26, 2010

Free Papercraft Download: Build Your Own Stubby Paper Rocket!

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Tor.com is a website devoted to science fiction and fantasy short stories and other writing, and they've long been identified by the site's logo, a rocket named Stubby. Recently, they enlisted master paper model maker Robert Nava to make a free, downloadable PDF so you can create your own Stubby rocket, which we think is pretty cool whether you get to reference to Tor or not.

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May 17, 2010

50 Downloadable Papercraft Robots

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Botropolis has assembled this massive collection of papercraft robots that you can download, print, cut and assemble. I love projects like this because they're active and crafty, but the inspiration is built-in and they don't require tons of materials and time.

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Bots include everything from retro atomic imagery to characters from classic sci-fi movies to contemporary takes on mechanical mans - there's even one featuring President Obama!

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Apr 06, 2010

How To: Build a Model Hubble Telescope

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Hubblesite.org is offering three awesome, free how-tos to recreate model Hubble telescopes. There's excellent instructions and lots of free printable parts and decals "These models aren’t working telescopes – you can’t peer at the sky with them. But they can give you an up-close look at the telescope’s structure and a challenging project to engage your model-making skills."

The first is the easiest to make, and uses a short length PVC pipe to support the main structure. The other two save you a trip to the hardware store, and are pure paper, created without special materials (though you'll need a few supplies from your stash).

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