Free Printable Paper Toys

Free Printable Paper Toys

This post has a free printable for making paper toys.  I read Magic Books and Paper Toys which is by Esther K. Smith, and made my own printable.

Magic Books and Paper Toys by Esther K. Smith book cover photoEsther K. Smith has several books and a web site full of paper projects including pop up cards and making your own books.  MAGIC BOOKS AND PAPER TOYS is so wonderful and is two books in one.  First, it is meant to be read as a usual book.  Then it has to be flipped over and read from the other direction!  It has dozens of paper project ideas, pop up book suggestions and illustrations, and craft ideas such as animation.  I found this book irresistible and I want to make all the projects.  My art teacher daughter-in-law lent me a copy of the book.  Any art teacher would like a copy, I’m sure.  I tried a few of the animation ideas and made a free 10 page PDF printable for children to try, too.  My photos follow.  This book is just so good for parents who need some fun ideas, teachers, and teens who could follow the directions themselves.  Happy reading and project making!

Free Printable Paper Toys

examples of animation projects

Free Printable Paper Toys

free children’s animation PDF printable pages

Download your printable PDF here

Free Printable Paper Toys

slider animations information photo of pages included in free PDF

Thanks for reading, Carolyn

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents.


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    • Carolyn Wilhelm 05/02/2012 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you so much! Carolyn

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