During the previous long weekend I made this red stegosaurus shaped chalkboard. As you can see in the pictures my boys got to work on it from the moment it was attached to the wall of their playroom. 
If you want to make one yourself; here is the pdf with the final shape. 
At 100% it's 1,6 meters wide and 1,1 meters high. 
It's made from 18mm mdf board. To get the shape onto the mdf board, I printed it in tiles (36 pages) on regular office paper, and lightly glued it to (the back of) the board with removable spray mount. 
Then  cut out the shape with a jig saw, following the printed lines and smoothed down the edges with sand paper. After sanding, the front and the edges of the board got three layers of red chalkboard paint. 
Should you decide to also make one like this, let me know how it goes.

too late



I got this picture from the nevercrew guys on time for easter, but my post is, of course, too late. Sorry about that. 
In any case, its a great picture, and I love the way they plugged hangselm into easter.
In the mean time they have 5 customs in the second series of hangselm, including mine.
This is my contribution to the hangselm project from nevercrew. 
The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw hangselm was rabbits ears tied in a knot and I just had to make a custom. 
His name is Benny and he lives on the hangselm site
yes, it is a box
Check out this excellent explanation on how to get started designing your own boxy paper toys. I have been thinking a lot about making this type of tutorial myself, because I've been getting quite some requests for this kind of thing.
It seems Matthijs Kamstra has already done it, and I cannot top this.
The post also has some sample files to get you started.
You can find his tutorial here
Have a look at this wonderfull paper toy by Marshall Alexander. Get this, and other beautiful papertoys at his website
just saw this fantastic custom design of my boxy cat
the source for print doesn't seem to be available though
you can read more about it on here



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finally, a new dinosaur for your collection; andrew
the creation of this toy actually took me a lot longer than i had expected, it was difficult to get him exactly right
go get it here
I received some pictures from Stephen who used the gift boxes as packaging for pokemon figurines he gave to his friends.
Thanks for these Stephen!
You can see the rest of the pictures here
The gift boxes are on the boxes page
when you design a paper toy on this site, the creators will donate to a charity.
it's a fun and easy application, there's no reason not to....
I'm really pleased to announce that the company I work for has launched a paper toy contest, it involves the paper alien i made a while back, and a brand new space craft for it to fly around in.
So go to the photo contest page, download the paper toy and join the fun! To join, just upload a picture of your paper toy creation. If your picture gets many votes, or if you're just plain lucky, you can win.
In any case you can show of your paper toy to the world.