Hello! I normally only post activities that I created myself, but these are times in which lots of fellow artists are pulling together to share free resources and activities for kids to do at home and I want to make sure all of you get to know about them as I come across them.
First up, the amazingly talented author and illustrator Doug Cenko has on his website several activities related to his wonderful books: there are free printable “My Papa is a princess” and “My mama is a mechanic” paper dolls, “Sleepy Solar System” coloring pages and, my personal favorite, a model to build a Big Cheese car from his book “Little Monster Truck Go!” . If you haven’t read the book yet, there are 5 adorable little monster trucks each with their own unique shape and personality: my favorite is the kitty truck of course, and I hope Doug will a model of that to the list too…. but for now, enjoy the Big Cheese template by clicking here and don’t forget to get Doug’s fantastic books (click on the names to be redirected to their page on Indie Bound).
Preview of Doug Cenko Big Cheese model
Doug Cenko Little Monster Trucks Go cover
Hello everyone! Not many of you know this, but I am a HUGE Shakespeare fan. Not only I graduated in English Literature, not only I spend a year in Reading, UK studying almost exclusively Shakespeare, I have also just completed 100 PORTRAITS OF SHAKESPEARE on Instagram! To celebrate my achievement and my passion I created this cute template: you can print, color and fold your own little Shakespeare figurine! Isn’t he cute??? I have used the template from the fun app Foldify, but I was not happy with the drawing tools they provide so I had to export their template into Procreate and use that. Anyway, I really hope you enjoy it!!!
Click here for the free printable foldable Shakespeare Craft!
Free Foldable Shakespeare Template Preview by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com
Yes, another Origami Box! I love them…This one has a grey/pink/burgundy motif and you can choose between two different kinds of printable ribbons. It’s such a classic motif, it would be a great idea for favors for a bridal shower or even a little girl baby shower.
To read the instructions on how to make an origami box go to our “How to” section by clicking here.
Click Here to download the PDF file, containing the printable template for the box and the ribbons.
For this pattern I chose a color palette inspired by the Brazilian Flag: blue, gold and green. It’s a great vibrant tropical theme that could be used to wrap a small present both for men and women alike.
Click here to download the free printable PDF file to build your box. The file contains 2 different ribbons: choose your favorite!
To read the instructions on how to build an origami box go to our “How to” section or click here.
This little origami box, about 2×2 inches, is a sweet way to tell your mom you love her. I put some little chocolate truffles in it, it is the perfect size for a small present and making it instead of buying it makes it feel more like when I was in school and would come home with my mother’s day craft!
Find here the instructions on how to make an origami box, and download here the printable template for this lovely box for free! Chocolate and daughterly love are not included!Remember, it is for your personal use only.
A friend of mine is about to celebrate his birthday. He’s a young engineer and he has basically two obsessions: becoming a pilot and…ice cream!
Me and my friends decided to organize an ice cream tasting in the best “gelateria” in town, and my job was to create a fun invitation to let everybody know about the party. My idea was to put the invitation inside a small candy box. What about an air mail style origami box?
Here it is!
This box is composed by 9 printable items:
- The top
- the bottom
- 2 big ribbons
- 2 small ribbons
- 2 inside masks
- 1 card
The inside masks are two paper squares designed to decorate the inside of the box. Check the next pic to see how nice they look.
The box size is about 7 x 7 x 3.5 cm (2.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches).
Making it was very easy.
You can find a quick tutorial to make an origami box here (youtube link), and the free pdf printable artwork here (private use only, not for commercial use.)