About this project
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!
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.
You can still pre-order kits and other goodies at the Paper Punk site:
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