@haydesigner It’s more of a wall decoration than just a paper craft. I have one of a dinosaur that’s been hanging for almost a year in perfect condition, and I love it. I do not recommend these for kids though, they aren’t easy and my dinosaur took me 8 hours to put together.
The hardest but for me is deciding which kit to get.
@The_Tim that brick countertop looks like a nightmare to do… well anything on. Cooking? Nope. Writing? Nope. Eating? Well it would work but cleanup would suck. Crafts? Nope. (Note: how did she get such smooth creases when she was pressing against the rough brick!?).
@The_Tim Yikes. I don’t have the patience for that. Looks like more work than I expected. I’m sure it would end up as another project that I’d start and never complete. And I’d probably shred most of the pieces trying to get them out of sheet.
@The_Tim Definitely do not have the patience for that. Best case scenario: A third of the fox’s head assembled. Whole project is then shoved into a box and stuck in the garage to eventually be discovered by my heirs, who can then figure out what to do with it, or toss it all into the bin.
More probable scenario: By the time I got to the 2nd or third piece, one of the cutouts will have been accidentally torn, glue goes everywhere causing me to have to peel/tear the paper pieces from my fingertips. A few cuss words emerge and the whole thing is crumbled up and stuffed in the recycle bin.
@The_Tim Thank you so much for helping me to realize this is probably not a good gift for my 8 yr. old grandson. He has recently gotten into Origami and he is quite good at it but, this looks like a little too much for him (reads me). I know I wouldn’t have the patience to help even though he does have incredible patience and “sticktoitiveness” that I surely do not possess.
@GeorgeSully@Kyeh@The_Tim Actually, I thought it looked like a green screen based on the way the shadows played. Any surface with texture or depth will always look like complete shit on a flat surface.
Imagine my surprise when enemies don’t fall for my very “enemy-shaped” sprays on the walls in Call of Duty/Counter-Strike. They’re so life-like!
I like these; they’re something new for meh, and would look very cool on a shelf, table, or whatnot. And, they’re decently sized. BUT, there is no way on this earth my completed project (if I could ever complete it) would look even remotely good enough to display. Glue would be pretty much everywhere. YIKES! (Thanks for the video @The_Tim.) I enjoy puzzles, but I’m not torturing myself with these.
Yeah, it’s probably not such a great idea for a 5 year old like I was thinking about giving it to, he loves a good shark! At least IF I was thinking HE’S going to be building it. Doesn’t seem to have anything on Lego! He’s a champ at Lego!
@mike808 Nice thing about papercraft is that so long as the cuts are accurate and the folds all made in the right direction, the angles all just “fall into place” as you butt the tab creases against the corresponding open edges
Actually kinda tempting. I’ve made some complex papercraft before (managed to complete the hat/hair and sword of the life-size Link model before giving up) and the amount of time (and cost of paper/ink) saved by having someone else do all the printing and cutting is almost worth it in my book. My only issue with the sale is that you have to pick one of the pre-selected bundles. The kids would probably like the unicorn, but not sure I want the deer head that comes with it.
I once made a paper-craft of the planets in our solar system. Actually, I had made 9 mistakes on the thesis I was writing and balled them up to toss in the waste can. I went ahead and included Pluto. It was actually a gum wrapper. I ran into problems with scale and so every planet looked the same, except for Pluto which was a gum wrapper. Moral of this little story; today’s meh would not be a good thing for me.
@accelerator I saw a correctly scaled solar system model at a science fiction convention. It was scaled to fit on the wall of a walkway between the hotel and the parking garage. A picture of the sun was at one end. It was large enough to see. The dwarf planets weren’t originally included, but someone figured out where Pluto would be in the parking garage, if you could see something that small.
The smaller rocky planets were too small for traditional printing methods.
Holy-moly! Mine arrived today… and NOW, I see this demo. I think I’ll save it for a secret Santa gift. The only person I know that would have the patience for this project is my Mom, and she passed 11 years ago. I don’t think she will be interested.