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I’ve come across a wonderful website – full of whimsy and old world charm – and I thought I’d share it with you.  It features the work of Marilyn Scott-Waters, artist and paper engineer.  Her website provides hundreds of free patterns that can be printed out onto light card or paper and then cut and folded into shape.  It’s a perfect school holiday activity, but also a peaceful, meditative pastime for grown-ups – here are some photos of the items we made today.

These “Penny Butterflies” (or in our case, 5c butterflies) balance on a point and flutter slightly in the breeze.

There are scores of downloadable Christmas cards, stationary and gift boxes, including the small Candy Cane Bags pictured above and the little Elf gift tags and Angel card below.

And just look at how cute these little guys are – polar bears helping Santa with his toy trailer!

Small Man, who loves all forms of model building, spent the better part of an hour cutting and folding this fabulous cardboard biplane.

The Toymaker’s website also provides several paper doll patterns, with intricately detailed clothing.  She has human figures, but also otters and groundhogs – here are her otters, Charles and Brook, dressed in their ball costumes.

We had so much fun today, as we always do when given the opportunity to be creative. I’d encourage you all to spend some time this weekend indulging in a little papercraft – it’s very therapeutic!

PS. This is not a sponsored piece (nor are any of my posts)quite the opposite, in fact.  I was so impressed by the Toymaker website that I tipped some money into their donation jar!

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