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Instant creativity booster shot. Make spectacular looking paper toys and art forms with a few simple folds!

GREETINGS KICKSTARTERS!

Thanks for checking out my project. With your help I would like to make this idea come to life and get loads of people making Paper Punks.

WHAT IS PAPER PUNK          Paper Punk is a system of paper blocks that allow you to create spectacular looking paper toys and art forms with a few simple folds. Consider Paper Punk as building blocks for your imagination. It’s easy to use (everything you need is included) and very educational (spatial and dimensional thinking, motor skills, math, science, etc.) What I love most about Paper Punk is that it’s BEAUTIFUL and FUN.

Paper Punk is a creativity tool that's as much of an art form as it is a toy…perfect for kids, teens, and adults alike!

THE INSPIRATION                  I’ve spent the past fifteen years engaging people to be creative and encouraging them to make things with their hands. I’ve done this in a variety ways: publishing a design magazine; writing a book; teaching a creativity course; running hands-on workshops at museums, corporations and conferences-- And each time, I’ve personally witnessed the electricity that surges through people’s veins and minds while making something. It’s the transformative power of experience when you think with your hands. People light up, literally.

But when I couldn’t find a really engaging, simple, hands-on creative experience with a huge payoff, I set out to create one. Paper Punk has one simple ambition – to enable people to exercise their creativity and make things with their hands.

THE GAME PLAN                     I already have a blueprint for Paper Punk’s long term vision that includes open play sets of shapes, an oversized sturdier version for younger kids, free shapes online, a charitable component for public school art programs and more. To kick things off, the first Paper Punk kit being offered is called Singles- it’s a kit where everything you need to build one paper toy comes complete in a handy re-useable folder. The first three Singles making their debut are BOT001, RIDE001 and PUP001.

IT'S UP TO YOU                        This is where you come in. This campaign is pre-selling Paper Punk Singles to meet our manufacturers minimum order requirement. With your help, we will get enough people wanting Paper Punk Singles to get to press. The goal is to have Paper Punk Singles in the mail to Backers by mid-September. We hope you love the idea and will support the project by backing it AND spreading the word to your friends.

A HUGE THANK YOU               Many thanks for checking it out. I can't wait to see all the great Paper Punks you make!

REWARDS

BOT001 KIT:   Includes a reuseable folder, 18 punch-n-build shapes, 170 stickers, 40 adhesive dots, and a cool poster with easy to follow instructions. Assembled size: 6 x 7.5 x 4 inches.

RIDE001 KIT:  Includes a reuseable folder, 22 punch-n-build shapes, 170 stickers, 40 adhesive dots, and a cool poster with easy to follow instructions. Assembled size: 11 x 6.5 x 3 inches.

PUP001 KIT:  Includes a reuseable folder, 21 punch-n-build shapes, 175 stickers, 40 adhesive dots, and a cool poster with easy to follow instructions. Assembled size: 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 inches.

LIMITED EDITION POSTER:  A hand screened, numbered BOT001 poster created especially for this campaign. Dimensions: image-18 x 24 inches; paper- 20 x 26 inches.

SPECIAL EDITION BOT001 PAPER TOY:  An oversized, handmade BOT001 paper toy in custom curated colors. No two are alike. Created especially for this campaign. Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5 x 4.5 inches.

REALLY BIG BOT001 TABLE LAMP:  A large, delicate, black & white, handmade paper BOT001 table lamp. Never again and only for this campaign. Dimensions approximately: 13 x 9.5 x 13 inches.

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  • Pledge $5 or more
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    10 backers

    Become a founding Paper Punk’r and receive a special thank you postcard certifying you as a founding member, your name on our founding Punk'rs website wall, and a launch edition sticker.

  • Pledge $20 or more
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    178 backers

    For a $20 pledge you are pre-ordering and will receive all the above + the BOT001 paper toy kit which will retail at $18.95. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $5, International add $10 to pledge amount)

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    47 backers

    For a $40 pledge you are pre-ordering and will receive all the above + the RIDE001 paper toy kit which will retail at $18.95. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)

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    55 backers

    For a $60 pledge you are pre-ordering and will receive all the above + the PUP001 paper toy kit which will retail at $18.95. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)

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    61 backers

    For a $100 pledge you are pre-ordering and will receive TWO sets of ALL the above for yourself and to share with your pals. Double the fun. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $20, International add $25 to pledge amount)

  • Pledge $250 or more
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    6 backers Limited (144 left of 150)

    For a $250 pledge you are pre-ordering by receiving all of the above + a limited edition, signed, numbered, hand-screened Paper Punk poster. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $25, International add $30 to pledge amount)

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    1 backer Limited (79 left of 80)

    For a $500 pledge you are pre-ordering and receiving all of the above + an oversized, hand-made, one-of-a-kind (color will vary), signed BOT001 paper toy. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $35, International add $45 to pledge amount)

  • Pledge $1,000 or more
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    2 backers Limited (23 left of 25)

    For a $1000 pledge you are pre-ordering and receiving all of the above + an oversized, signed, hand-made, black&white, paper BOT001 illuminated table lamp. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $45, International add $60 to pledge amount)

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    For a $5000 pledge you are pre-ordering and receiving all of the above + I’ll come out to wherever you are and run a full day Creative Gym workshop for up to 20 people at your studio, business or school. (US locations only. International locations upon special request.)

Funding period

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