PaperToys.com is a neat website that I found while searching for material for our VRP display. It is a free site where you can download and print templates from which you can build paper models of objects like cars, hats, musical instruments, historic buildings, and aircraft. There’s even a Bruce Lee paper doll!
The templates are nicely detailed and many are in full color. Assembly is fairly easy, and quick in some cases: Just cut out, fold and glue. Some models are fairly complex and take as much patience as building detailed plastic or wooden models. But your patience is rewarded with an attractive representation of the real thing.
I built a four different models using the regular 20 lb. paper and got good results. I would recommend using card stock if you want your model to last, and having a ruler, Exacto knife and tacky glue for tools is a good idea. Test fold and join pieces for correct fit, and take your time, just as you would building models with other materials.
Pictures of my models will be included with our display, which I hope to have completed in the coming week. Meantime, visit PaperToys.com and have some fun!
Another site to visit is Creative Park. The models here are more challenging and a bit more complex, but the results are amazing!