A Paper Toy for Hallowe’en

The Paper Toy exhibition has opened in Montréal (you can see some images taken during the set-up here) and Hallowe’en is coming so, in celebration of both things, I have designed a paper toy for you to make.

You will find the pdf here. Print it out, then follow the instructions on the sheet to make the toy. I printed mine on 65# card stock. If you use a heavier card, the toy will be sturdier but cutting it out will be harder. If you are printing on A4 card stock, you will need to shrink the image (use Fit). When cutting out the parts, make sure that all your flaps are the same depth.

Whatever stock you are using, don’t forget to print in Landscape format.

Once you have cut out the toy, you should have two pieces.

I assembled my test model with the flaps from the rear piece on the outside. This hides the letters and makes the finished toy look tidier.

Here’s what my test toy looked like.

If you would rather make some pumpkin table decorations instead (these might also be nice for Thanksgiving) Paper Kawaii has a free template and instructions.

You can find the how-to video and the template link here.

I did get more work done this week on my wall piece. Here’s a screen shot of some of the images I scanned and adjusted.

Every image represents something from my life during the 1960s. Some images represent more than one thing. I have been assembling a sort of personal iconography.

In other book arts news:

You might be interested in an article entitled Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War opens at the British Library.

The article gives an overview of the exhibition and includes photographs of some of the highlights.

From the Book Club of California:

Not your average antiquarian book dealer, Johnny Jenkins led an interesting life and died an unusual death. If you want to find out more by attending this lecture, you will find the RSVP link on this page. (Click on the date you wish to attend and a drop down text block will appear with the link.)




About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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4 Responses to A Paper Toy for Hallowe’en

  1. Great ideas, where do you find the time?


  2. I love this jack o’ lantern toy! thanks for sharing!


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