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31 Paper-Based Toys

From Paper Animal Faces to App-Controlled Paper Airplanes

— April 25, 2014 — Life-Stages
While kids these days have access to a wide array of high-tech playthings, digital toys and virtual forms of entertainment, the good old-fashioned paper toy is one toy trend that manages to persist for generations.

Interestingly, some toy-makers have taken the view that high-tech toys and paper-based toys need not be mutually exclusive, by adding high-tech electronic features to toys that are constructed out of paper. This has led to new interpretations of classic paper toys like rockets and boats.

A lot of the appeal of paper-based toys is also a result of their low cost; paper is cheap and easily available, and one can construct fun toys using nothing but paper. Paradoxically, the spread of the Internet is actually helping keep paper-based toys alive as people can now easily access instructions for putting together their own paper toys.
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Optical Illusion Dinosaur Toys
Optical Illusion Dinosaur Toys
This Optical Illusion T-Rex Appears to Follow You Everywhere You Go
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30
Paper-Plush Playthings
Paper-Plush Playthings
The Suck UK Paper Teddy is a Toy With a Twist
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Smartphone-Controlled Paper Planes
Smartphone-Controlled Paper Planes
With the App-Controlled Airplane PowerUp, the Sky's the Limit
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28
Motor-Powered Origami Boats
Motor-Powered Origami Boats
Voyage Through the Waters of Your Bathtub with the 'PowerUp Boat'
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27
DIY LED Paper Spacecrafts
DIY LED Paper Spacecrafts
ThinkGeek's Paper USS Enterprise Can Be Built with LEDs and Music
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26
Paper Craft Kids Costumes
Paper Craft Kids Costumes
These Paper Costumes by ‘Cox & Cox’ are Great Alternatives
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25
Recycled Cardboard Toys
Recycled Cardboard Toys
Paperpod Offers Eco-Friendly Furniture and Playhouses
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24
Disney Paper Dioramas
Disney Paper Dioramas
These Three-Dimensional Disney Sculptures Are Made of Paper
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Paper Sci-Fi Playthings
Paper Sci-Fi Playthings
Paper Toy Company Momot Has Created a Star Wars Toy Series
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22
Papyrus Monster Masterpieces
Papyrus Monster Masterpieces
The Jukumari Paper Toy is Intricately Constructed and Adorably Unique
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21
Anime Paper Monster Designs
Anime Paper Monster Designs
Ivan Handoko’s Pokemon Origami Creations Look Like the Real Thin
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20
Retro Console Papercrafts
Retro Console Papercrafts
Alexis Huret Designs a Hip Nintendo Entertainment System Monster
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Pulp Building Blocks
Pulp Building Blocks
Paper Punk Teaches People How to Think More Spatially
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18
Angry Paper Toys
Angry Paper Toys
BoomBox Head is a Figure That You Print From Your Computer
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Otherworldly Papercraft Projects
Otherworldly Papercraft Projects
DIY Alien Paper Toys Put the 'ET' in Entertainment
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Recycled Canine Companions
Recycled Canine Companions
Maggie and Oatmeal from Olive & Cocoa Are Made from Old Newspaper
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15
Paper Toy Collections
Paper Toy Collections
Filippo Perin 'Box Cans' are Toys Not Meant for Children
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14
Dunkable Paper Dolls
Dunkable Paper Dolls
Let Your Teacup Play Dress-Up with Pret-a-porTEA Characters
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13
App-Controlled Paper Airplanes
App-Controlled Paper Airplanes
The PowerUp 3.0 by Shai Gaitan Digitizes a Traditional Toy
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12
Pop-Out Paper Puppets
Pop-Out Paper Puppets
Add Girly Decor to a Room with Paper Doll Art from Wool & Water
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11
Whimsical Cartoon Papercrafts
Whimsical Cartoon Papercrafts
Amazing Customized DIY Toys by Matt Hawkins
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10
Collaborative Papercraft Toys
Collaborative Papercraft Toys
Muji and LEGO Rethink Paper-Punchers and Toy Blocks
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9
Recyclable Ball Games
Recyclable Ball Games
The Kartoni Foosball Table is Made of Cardboard and Packs Flat for Transport
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8
Furlable Fabric Toy Boxes
Furlable Fabric Toy Boxes
Polimata Provides a Soft Surface for Play and a Place to Stash Trinkets
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Alternative Eco-Friendly Toys
Alternative Eco-Friendly Toys
An Eco-Build a Block Set Features Cardboard Blocks Instead of Wood
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6
Sinister Superhero Paper Crafts
Sinister Superhero Paper Crafts
These Minion Iron Man Costume Paper Crafts are Heroically Cute
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5
Printable Paper Pin-Ups
Printable Paper Pin-Ups
Downloadable Dolls Let You Play Old-School Dress Up
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4
Playful Paper Animal Kits
Playful Paper Animal Kits
Unleash the Kid Inside with the Brave Paper Face Paper Toy Kits
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3
DIY Paper Box Puppets
DIY Paper Box Puppets
Turn an Ordinary Pasta Box into a Fun Children's Toy with This Tutorial
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2
DIY Christmas Tree Dollhouses
DIY Christmas Tree Dollhouses
Mr. Printables' DIY Christmas Toy Dollhouse is Made from Cardboard
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Paper Animal Faces
Paper Animal Faces
Zid Zid Kid's Masks Make Beasts of Children
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