This is a little moving paper toy. I thought it could be a nice (free!) Christmas gift to make maybe if any of you have some time to spare time over the holidays, and it would be a nice thing to do with kids. It’s much less complicated than it looks. Although its not exactly 2-4 year old friendly to make, I think it would be a fun thing to do together.
I met toymaker and designer Sato Hisao two years ago at the London Art Book Fair and was blown away by his inventive animated paper characters. The paper toys themselves are very thoughtful and beautifully made and the instructions are completely wordless. I always wanted to collaborate with him in some way, so i thought it would be good to make some downloadables. This is the first one. I think this is the sort of thing I think i would have been totally crazy about when i was around seven or eight. Hope you enjoy it!
PS. If you have good pictures (preferably vine/gifs) of the finished working toy please email/tweet them to me and i will post here. I didnt get a chance to make the final one yet.
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