Sunday, January 5, 2014

Making an Army of Paper Robots

Given Mateo's interest in this Japanese cartoon about fighting robots, we decided to make some paper toys with 110 lb cardstock and the art supplies that we had on hand. The Cutter Bee Precision Scissors were particularly useful for making the standing cut outs and pop-up backgrounds.

Our standing cut out versions of the Tenkai Knights Titan mode. My nephew colored the base color with a yellow Crayola crayon, and I used some Caran D'Ache Neocolor II crayons to add some additional shades and brighter colors.

The good guys army was colored with markers and crayons. Notice the explosion cut outs and the red guy that can fly in his own Nakamura-lock paper airplane. Paper toys might be inexpensive to make, but they can still be plenty of fun.

The bad guys army was colored mainly with crayons. Our first batch below was particularly  monochromatic, but Mateo soon discovered how much better his creations looked once he took to coloring with multiple crayons.

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