Paper Play

Looking to instill a sense of awareness, parents turn to papercraft toys

Implications - As youths continue to depend on technological devices for entertainment, the reliance on materialistic goods often prevents exposure to more diverse, and thought-provoking concepts. Seeking to add a sense of intellectual engagement to sources of play, parents are turning to papercraft toys to expand the environmental awareness of children, while simultaneously utilizing cost-effective techniques. Paper-made toys reflects a turn away from digitally distracting gadgets, toward more enlightening, and customized methods of enjoyment.
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This Year and Mild Top 6 Examples: 53,867 Total Clicks Jul 13 - Dec 15
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Paper Ice Cream Playsets - Mr. Printables' No-Mess Paper Popsicle & Ice Cream Toys Won't Melt
SCORE: 5.8
Hot 5,750 Clicks Pub: Aug 18, 14
Paper Ice Cream Playsets
Mr. Printables' No-Mess Paper Popsicle & Ice Cream Toys Won't Melt
These paper ice cream toys from Mr. Printables make a fun craft that aren’t limited to just one season of the year. The papercraft printout includes several designs for ice cream and popsicle... [More]
DIY Paper Box Puppets - Turn an Ordinary Pasta Box into a Fun Children's Toy with This Tutorial
SCORE: 3.2
Warm 24,096 Clicks Pub: Jul 13, 13
DIY Paper Box Puppets
Turn an Ordinary Pasta Box into a Fun Children's Toy with This Tutorial
With children easily getting bored and tired of their toys very quickly, constantly purchasing new playthings can easily end up costing you a fortune, but these DIY paper box puppets will certainly... [More]
DIY Christmas Tree Dollhouses - Mr. Printables' DIY Christmas Toy Dollhouse is Made from Cardboard
SCORE: 3.1
Mild 19,166 Clicks Pub: Dec 13, 13
DIY Christmas Tree Dollhouses
Mr. Printables' DIY Christmas Toy Dollhouse is Made from Cardboard
Mr. Printables’ tree-shaped dollhouse is an adorable DIY Christmas toy that’s easily put together with a few colorful cutouts and some cardboard. The charming Christmas tree house looks like... [More]
Wintry Papercraft Dolls - This Festive DIY Doll Craft Creates Cone-Shaped Playtoys
SCORE: 4
This Year and Mild 335 Clicks Pub: Dec 9, 15
Wintry Papercraft Dolls
This Festive DIY Doll Craft Creates Cone-Shaped Playtoys
Making this DIY doll craft from Mr. Printables is a fun and festive way to keep children entertained during the holiday season. The craft can be made with simple paper templates, which includes... [More]
8-Bit Block Playsets - This Paper Minecraft Toy Set Takes the Game's Best Elements Offline
SCORE: 4.4
This Year and Mild 420 Clicks Pub: Dec 9, 15
8-Bit Block Playsets
This Paper Minecraft Toy Set Takes the Game's Best Elements Offline
It can be difficult to pry kids away from the computer when they’re addicted to Minecraft, but this paper Minecraft toy encourages low-tech play in the same style as the popular game. In the... [More]
Playful Magnet Wallpaper  - The Magnetic Wallpaper by Sian Zeng Allows Kids to Customize Their Room
SCORE: 2.1
Mild 4,100 Clicks Pub: Aug 24, 13
Playful Magnet Wallpaper
The Magnetic Wallpaper by Sian Zeng Allows Kids to Customize Their Room
This magnetic wallpaper encourages creativity and imagination. This cover extends 10 meters in length and has a width of 52 centimeters so kids will have plenty of space to explore and play. The... [More]