My seven-year-old daughter and I spent a couple of hours this weekend putting together a few cardboard creatures from a new book called Papertoy Monsters. It comes with 50 die-cut templates of different kinds of colorful and whimsical monsters. You just pop them out, fold along the lines, and glue them together.
We started with the monsters designated as "easy" and then moved on to the "intermediate" monsters. I think we are ready to tackle some of the "advanced" monsters next.
After the jump you can take a closer look at some of the creatures we made.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects