According to their website, "Paper Punk is an innovative paper-based building toy that provides endless imaginative and creative play..."
That is true, and it's true for people of all ages. And it's easy too! To put it together, you simply pop out the pieces and fold them as directed. This will turn your 2D flat shapes into 3D geometric pieces that you put together to create your Paper Punk masterpiece!
My son and I recently tackled two of the projects. The first was Bot001. Bot came with a sturdy cardboard, reusable folder. He also came with 18 punch-and-build shapes, 170 stickers for personalization, instructions, and adhesive dots. The sticky dots hold all of the pieces together.
Putting the pieces together was a great way to spend time together, and it served well to help encourage my son to think, see the efforts of trial-and-error, and have a great sense of satisfaction when he got the job done.
And get the job done, he did! Here you see the PaperPunk robot almost finished.
It just needed some fine-tuning to the finished product...which in our case meant sticker decorations. you can see the 'H' he put on to start writing on the robot. He also put eyes and a mouth on him too.
When we were finished, my son was so proud of his Paper Punk creation, that he asked to display it on the bookshelves in the room. No problem! I was happy he invested his time and efforts in putting something together that turned out so cute.
We liked building Bot001 so much, that the next day we set about to make the other kit we were sent, which was Fang. Fang is a snake, and you can make him to be mean or nice. Ours is very nice. ;)
And he's got a spot on the shelf next to Bot. ;)
Because they do not require scissors or glue, they're easy to take out, easy to clean up, and they allow for open play without a lot of mess to clean up when you're finished. That means they're not only great for home, but they'd be great for travel/on-the-road-time. They don't take up a lot of room, you can make them in the car, airplane, or even RV. Of course, you could use them at home too, like we did. I'm just saying...what a fun way these would be to pass them time, if you were traveling.
These would also be fun to make at grandma's house too. I know my son's grandparents would get a kick out of seeing him so studious and involved in creating his Paper Punk project.
You can learn more about Paper Punk by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.
One winner gets to choose from one of (8) kits to call their own (Pup, Kitty, Ape, Bot, Fang, Horn, Ride, or Sweet). US entrants only.