These animal papercrafts re-create everything from lobsters to pooches. Papercrafts are a balanced marriage between card modeling and origami. When the two come together just right, artists have made some pretty incredible things.
The concept of papercrafting (or card modeling) first came on the scene during World War II. The reason for this sudden switch from plastic modeling to modeling done with paper was that paper didn't have heavy regulations on it like a variety of other materials. As such, card modeling became commonplace in magazines at the beginning of the 20th century.
The rise of the Internet has given more opportunity for this art form to grow by allowing creatives to create how-to guides and share their designs with others easily.
Take a look through these animal papercrafts to see the wild direction that this medium has taken as of late.
From Paper Croc Campaigns to Origami Elephants
Papercraft Croc Campaigns
Martin Homent's 'Beware of the Paperwork' Supports Social Workers
Robert J. Lang's Intensely Intricate Papercraft Creations
Origami Art Pieces
Matt Shilan Creates Intricate Works of Paper Art
Porky Paper Crafts
Claudiu Stefan Makes Glueless Paper Animals
Immaculate Nature Dioramas
Helen Musselwhite's Intense Papercraft Masterpieces
Web Meme Papercrafts
Crafting the Keyboard Cat, the Sneezing Panda and More
Recyclable Paper Playthings
Mibo Paper Animals are Disposed of When Young Come of Age
The American Museum of Natutal History's Tree is Decorated With Origami Anima
Books as Art
Book Works Papercraft Sculptures of Lobsters, Guns & Scorpions
Intricate Paper Art
The Origamido Studio Sells Unbelievable Paper Artworks
Personalized Paper Pets
F.B. Fogg Eco-Friendly Faux Friends & Whimsical Critters
Architectural Paper Canines
Le Creative Sweatshop Gives Sculpting a Lighter Spin
DIY Fiery Avian Models
Learn to Make Your Very Own Angry Birds Papercraft
Paper Animal Origami (UPDATE)
Dinh Truong Giang Turns Paper into Intricate Animal Art
Kirigami Paper Cutting Patterns for Crafting Projects