You might be familiar with urban designer toys, by makers like Kid Robot, but starting a collection is gonna cost you an arm and a leg. For those whose pockets aren’t so deep there’s a craftier, more affordable alternative: Urban designer paper, a.k.a. paper toys. Paper toys come in a range of shapes, sizes, and designs. Designer paper toys look a lot like designer vinyl toys but for a trade off on quality and durability you get to save your money for something else ( like t-shirts ).
These paper characters cost you 0 dollars and 0 cents. That’s right, they’re free, but the catch is YOU CREATE THEM YOURSELF! Okay, maybe that’s not a ‘catch’ for you and just seeing all these paper characters has gotten you anxious to start a collection of your own. Lucky for you all these paper toys are designed and ready for you to cut out and build. All you do is download the template of the toy you want, cut it out using an X-acto knife or another craft blade, and glue the corresponding pieces together. Most of them come with assembly directions.
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