From Paper Croc Campaigns to Origami Elephants

 - Aug 1, 2011
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.