July 13, 2007
by: jovial_cynic
I'm rather fond of papercraft, on account of it being so inexpensive and easy to do. It's like making your own toys, which really just tickles the kid in me. And now that I'm a father, the idea of getting kids involved in papercraft sounds great. I'd love for my kids to grow up knowing that they don't have to rely on expensive brand X toys to have fun; they can have fun by making their own toys, writing their own stories, and creating their own world.

Recently, I stumbled upon Canon's Craftown, which includes dozens of papercraft buildings, vehicles, and structures so you can make your own little paper town. This is fantastic.

As an extension of this, I'd really like to build a little play town out of wood. I'm not great at woodwork, but I have enough wood tools and know-how to figure things out, and I think it'd be really special for my kids to play with the wooden town and even paint the structures. And maybe I could create cut-out templates and post them online for other folks that would enjoy doing the same.

... while I'm at it, I could include my little metal figurine people and scale the town to their level, and start a collection set...

Ok. Maybe I'm going a little overboard. But it sure sounds fun.
np category: crafts


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