So Its snowing here in New England, and there isn't very much to do on the outside of the house.
I was looking for a way to kill time, that was until I received "Papertoy Monsters!" A book of punch out, fold and glue pages!
Whats so cool about that?
These monsters are seriously cool, its kind of like a 3D paperdoll, only you don't dress it.
Need an example? Check out this Valentine's Day Papertoy Monster which is available to download and print out right from your printer!
Or try the Superbowl Papertoy Monster also available for download on the site!
Now I will note that when I made the first monster, I was weary that a nine year old could make these as well, its tedious no doubt, small spots to glue, and little areas to fold. However, after I made the first one, and then the second, I realized that its a book thats habit forming. In fact, I made total of five of the monsters this morning and my sister made one. I just couldn't stop (in fact I'm thinking about doing another one after I'm done with the review)
A few of my new buddies
Its easy for me to see how a child or anyone for that matter could spend hours making these. These folks have also made the book interactive by putting a quiz online to find out which "Papertoy Monster" fits your personality! You can take the "Papertoy Monster" Quiz on Facebook as well as join the "Papertoy Monster" Facebook page. I got the "Zombunny" a bunny that thanks to a government experiment gone wrong, raids farmer's trash heaps as well as supermarket parking lots.
More adorable monsters
I really have to say I am enjoying this book, I was a bit weary at first and thought that maybe it was more hype then anything, but after building a few of these colorful toys, I think that they would make a great addition to a desk or locker. They would also be fun at parties because all the kids could make them and then have monster fights!
Not to worry though, not all these monsters are evil, some of them are nice and spread love and joy around town.
To see these guys live in action check out this video from Brian Castleforte
This book is a collaboration of the top 24 papertoy designers in the world! Which means that I have lots more fun projects to keep making!
To get your own copy:
Papertoy Monsters: Check out Amazon.com and other major retailers!
The fabulous folks over at Workman Publishing have offered one reader of Mommypants! a free copy!!
To win!! (Please leave a separate comment for each entry)
- Who is your favorite monster (it doesn't have to be one from the book)
- Become a follower of Mommypants!
- Blog about this giveaway
Giveaway ends February 7, 2011
Good luck and thanks for reading!
I received a free copy of "Papertoy Monsters" from Workman publishing for this review. All the opinions are my own