Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!

Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!

by Brian Castleforte


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A breakthrough paper-folding book for kids—paper airplanes meet Origami meets Pokemon. Papertoys, the Internet phenomenon that’s hot among graphic designers and illustrators around the world, now comes to kids in the coolest new book. Created and curated by Brian Castleforte, a graphic designer and papertoy pioneer who rounded up 25 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world (Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Chile, even Jackson, Tennessee), Papertoy Monsters offers 50 fiendishly original die-cut designs that are ready to pop out, fold, and glue. The book interleaves card stock with paper stock for a unique craft package; the graphics are colorful and hip, combining the edginess of anime with the goofy fun of Uglydolls and other collectibles. Plus each character comes with its own back-story.

And the results are delicious: meet Pharaoh Thoth Amon, who once ruled Egypt but is now a mummy who practices dark magic in his sarcophagus. Or Zumbie the Zombie, who loves nothing more than a nice plate of brains and yams. NotSoScary, a little monster so useless at frightening people that he has to wear a scary mask. Yucky Chuck, the lunchbox creature born in the deepest depths of your school bag. Plus Zeke, the monster under your bed, Nom Nom, eater of cities, and Grumpy Gramps, the hairy grandpa monster with his very own moustache collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761158820
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/29/2010
Pages: 124
Sales rank: 771,015
Product dimensions: 8.76(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Brian Castleforte is an artist and graphic designer who has created cutting-edge graphics for Nike, Sony, Warner Brothers, MTV, and others. He is also the creator of, the first and only papertoy social network. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two (real) puppies.

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Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mcelhra on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has 50 paper monsters that you punch out, fold and glue. My five year old and seven year old had a blast putting these together with the help of their dad. My seven year old could put some of the easier monsters together almost all by himself but the five year old needed a lot of help with all the monsters he put together.The book recommends using glue to adhere the tabs together but that requires patience to hold the tabs together while the glue dries before moving on the next step. Since patience is not a virtue my boys have mastered, they used scotch tape. The monsters still turned out looking just fine.This book is great to pull out on a rainy day to have fun projects to work on with your kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loves creating and this is yet another book he's enjoying. There are 50 paper monsters to create along with several blank templates in the back for him to color/design himself. Great for children 8 years or older--mainly because of the smaller pieces, time and effort it takes to put them together well.