Saturday Something: Papertoy Glowbots

Papertoy Glowbots (Workman Publishing)Happy Papertoy Glowbots Day!

Don’t know what that is? Well … it’s just about the best day ever!!

Papertoys are just what they sound like: Little toys or figurines handmade from paper. They have their origins in origami, but these days, they can be secured with glue and tape, too.

Today’s celebration was inspired by Papertoy Glowbots, a new book created by papertoy mastermind Brian Castleforte.

And while it may be a fun handicraft … this is not your average Pinterest project … I’m hardly the craftiest person on earth, but Dan and I had a lot of fun putting these together. They are really super, amazingly fun.

But what does it have to do with Disney? See for yourself:

Is Lampy related to Luxo Jr?

Is Folgore secretly Emperor Zurg?

Homemade Folgore
Homemade Folgore

Is Mega Byte a distant relative of Fozzie Bear?

Are Err-07 and Fix-It Felix cousins?

Does Tatiki belong at the Polynesian Resort?

Homemade Tatiki
Homemade Tatiki

And that’s just five examples from the book … which contains 46 DIY papercraft robots!! Imagine all the fun you’ll have!

Have you ever made paper toys? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!


Disclosure: I received this book free of charge from Workman Publishing. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my own experience.