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Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy my paper toy world. Become a Box Edder and access free, exclusive Box Ed merch by signing up for my newsletter or follow me on social media -
Website - www.boxedspapercrafts.com
Instragram - @boxedspapercrafts
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I started to create paper toys in 2011 as a way to share my passion for drawing and crafting with my two young children. My kids love of Lego and Minecraft inspired me to design paper crafts that children could build to create their own worlds.

Working full time as an administrator and being a devoted father and husband, has meant that my passion for paper toys has been a slow process. However this has had it's advantages, allowing me to define my values and purpose, refine my designs and style and produce a product that is fun, affordable,…

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  • Male
  • Born on May 16
  • Joined September 4, 2012

Favorite materials

Graphics Tablet, 6B pencils, paper, scissors, various adhesives

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About

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy my paper toy world. Become a Box Edder and access free, exclusive Box Ed merch by signing up for my newsletter or follow me on social media -
Website - www.boxedspapercrafts.com
Instragram - @boxedspapercrafts
Facebook - facebook.com/BEPCs

I started to create paper toys in 2011 as a way to share my passion for drawing and crafting with my two young children. My kids love of Lego and Minecraft inspired me to design paper crafts that children could build to create their own worlds.

Working full time as an administrator and being a devoted father and husband, has meant that my passion for paper toys has been a slow process. However this has had it's advantages, allowing me to define my values and purpose, refine my designs and style and produce a product that is fun, affordable, collectable, functional and educational.

Fun – the construction of a Box Ed is perhaps the most entertaining part. We’ve all got a little bit of the Dr. Frankenstein in us and constructing a Box Ed allows you to play out this fantasy. What could be more satisfying than creating a little person who doesn’t shout or burp or shriek or fart or giggle or make a mess!?!

Affordable – Box Eds have been designed to be cool and funky. Normally coolness and funkability come with big $$$ signs. However Box Eds have also been designed to leave you with plenty of change, and once on display your Box Ed will make you look like the coolest cat in the kitchen or the hottest dog in the diner!

Collectable – I often have vivid dreams of a world made with Box Eds! I have sketchbooks bursting with ideas for other characters, creatures and themes for you good, good people to collect and create more and more Box Eds!

Functional – The joy of a Box Ed isn't just in the crafting. Once constructed a Box Ed is an object of beauty to be idolised for doing what it does best, just being a Box Ed! However, a Box Ed isn’t just a pretty face, oh my giddy aunt no! It has hidden depths or rather obvious depths actually. It can be easily adapted to be used as storage for stationary, money or lollies. Box Eds can also be used as action figures and puppets for role playing and storytelling.

Educational – there is a slightly more serious side to all of this, I am a designer with some depth y’know! Box Eds introduce children to how 2D shapes create 3D shapes. The activity allows children to develop their fine motor skills by cutting, folding and sticking. It teaches them patience and accuracy, how to use and combine materials and gives them a real sense of accomplishment once completed. The inclusion of a blank template in each pack allows the creative freedom to design a unique, custom Box Ed.

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