Decorate your home with these easy to make, colorful card
models. Just press out and glue together for instant space-enhancing
décor. Choose from a New York donut, pink fairy armadillo,
pretty butterflies, toucan, retro camera and more.
I have fond memories of making up models like these as a child
from “cut and stick” books. Instead of cutting
out the pieces they are all perforated for easy removal, and
once the tabs have been folded a dab of glue secures them
for display. There are ten to make up plus a section at the
back of backgrounds to enhance their effectiveness as ornaments.
These include scenes inspired by New York, Japan and Mexico,
as well as a picture frame, fish tank and others. Like the
models, they are printed on rather thin card, which would
be even better if it was a bit thicker, but they are printed
back to back. This makes it impossible to use them to display
more than half the models at once but the photographs of finished
items give ideas as to what else to include in your scenes.
Each model comes with a page of simple, staged assembly instructions
and on the pieces themselves there are letters and numbers
to match up. You don’t need much experience with papercrafts
to make them up and children as well as adults can enjoy piecing
together the shapes, which even come ready creased. I hope
there will be more like it, a lot of fun.