Paper toys are not just paper dolls and paper airplanes anymore. They create an opportunity to learn about so many topics. Lately, there have been some very interesting paper toys making their way into the hands of kids. Getting creative with paper is a blast for kids of all ages (even teens and adults!). There are so many possibilities with this simple medium.
There are a wide variety of themes when it comes to paper toys. From monsters, robots, and even moving toys . . . you will be pleasantly surprised at how far they have come from paper airplanes!
In this blog post, we will share about some of our favorite picks for creating amazing paper toys! The wonderful world of paper toys is at your fingertips with these fantastic books and kits. If you’re looking for a unique gift for your kids this Christmas, take a peek at all the wonderful options in the world of paper toys for boys and girls of all ages! Let’s dive right in and get the inside scoop on this paper toy trend.
The Wonderful World of Paper Toys
This paper toy book has a unique spin. Each of the 12 robots has been designed by a different artist making each of these paper toys very interesting. There is an entire series that we will share more of below.
Punch out 11 colorful paper animals. Just like the book listed above, these are also made by individual artists. Plus, with these Paper Toys Book Series, there is no need for scissors or glue.
Bring your favorite superheroes to life with these paper toys. Pop them out, build them, and start fighting crime!
In addition to making paper toys with this book, kids can also learn how to bind books a few different ways including pamphlet binding, stab binding and flip-flap bindings. The paper toy and book projects in this book can be used for various ages and skill levels.
This book is full of classic monsters with a paper twist. From Confetti Yeti, Lil’ Vamp, Philo, and more making these paper toys are a blast. With 50 paper toy monsters to make, there is so much fun to be had!
Each of these robots comes with their very own story to read. Once you’ve had a chance to familiarize yourself with these paper toys, pop them out, fold, glue, and put the glow stickers in place. Thanks to the glowing feature… these paper toys can also become a nightlight.
Step back in time when toys were made with only the best materials. Now, you can recreate those favorite classics with paper!
These fantastic paper toys are also made to move! Bring paper toys to life with gears, levers, and cams. There are also detailed diagrams and instructions which adds a little physics to paper toys.
With fancy dresses and suits to wear, the fairies are sure to be ready for just about any event. After all of the fairies have been popped out of the pages along with their paper clothes, you can easily keep them safe in the envelope that is located on the inside of this book.
This paper toy craze reaches far beyond toys. With this book, you can make 20 paper ornaments. A great way to keep kids busy during the holiday break.
Fold and make feline favorites out of this paper toy book. The cat playing the piano will surely become a favorite. This book also has a paper punch out to make a cat condo for all of the paper toy cats that are created.
In honor of man’s best friends, these paper pups make the perfect little model of your furry pal. This paper toy book doesn’t require any glue or special tools. All you need to do is build them by following directions and making a few folds.
The fire-breathing mystical creature can now be folded up just like a paper airplane and take flight before your eyes.
Learn how to make origami move with a few folds of paper! All of these paper toys have an action. The birds’ flap, dinosaur chomps, and some animals even inflate!
If you are looking for a little variety, this paper toy book is for you. You can build a car(driver included), a dog with symbols, a pop-up monster and more. The most interesting thing about this book is that all of the paper toys have movement. You will have to build them first to see their actions.
Have you ever noticed that there are so many characters in the Harry Potter series that fly? This only makes turning them into flying paper objects even more appropriate.
Build a whole crew of friendly woodland creatures from an owl, deer, and one of my all time favorites… a hedgehog!
These detailed toys don’t just sit around and look pretty. They can move, walk, spin, and tumble!
Only pick up this paper toy book if you are up for a challenge. These monsters take a little more effort than others, but the end result will be worth all of your hard work because these monsters move!
Bring your favorite Star Wars character to life through origami. Darth Vader, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, and even Yoda are waiting to be built!
Build an entire paper city! Build 12 paper models with this kit. It also comes complete with a playmat as well as a ton of stickers.
Everyone enjoys a good puzzle. With this book, you can make your own 3D puzzles and then try to crack the code. All you will need is some paper.
Use science and math to create art with this incredibly creative paper toy book. Kids can build a ninja star as well as other complex shapes. A great way to get kids excited about learning, all while having fun.
This book is all about homemade flying objects. Learn how to build rockets, helicopters, kites, and more… all out of paper. The great thing about this book is that it also incorporates some great information about flying concepts.
Create oversized paper models just like the original heavy duty machines. This book includes 11 models to build, from a locomotive to a space shuttle!
This paper toy book gives readers an opportunity to build boats that actually float. All you need is a little tin foil and some wax paper. Build a yacht, aircraft carrier, speedboat and more water vehicles.
Because when you are making airplanes, you want to make the best. This kit includes simple styles you can fold in a minute along with some very complex and challenging offerings. You can even fire these off with a rubber band launcher!
Sure, you can grab any ole piece of paper to make paper toys, but why not take things up a notch with colorful origami paper? This standard 6×6 inch size is perfect for smaller projects.
For larger projects, your kids will enjoy working with this larger size origami paper. Lots of vivid colors to choose from.
The wonderful world of paper toys is full of creativity and fun. This makes the perfect equation for hours upon hours of imaginative play. They also make a great gift idea for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions.
Now it’s your turn to share your favorite paper toys with us in the comments! Enjoy all of those paper creations.