This is an incredible lesson well told. If you fold a piece of paper 25 times, it would be as tall as the Empire State Building. If you can spare less than 4 minutes, you will learn something you will never forget.
"Who's Dr. Shroud?" you ask. Well he's one cool and creepy dude and you can build him yourself pretty darn quick. Check out the papercraft here. And why stop there. Dr. Shroud's creator has just announced: Dr. Shroud Virtual Sticker Contest!
We're giving away a Dr. Shroud Prize Pack, including a Dr. Shroud action figure, a Dr. Shroud T-Shirt and 5 Dr. Shroud Stickers!
The winner will also get a mention in the upcoming Dr. Shroud episode. Here's what you have to do to win: Simply take the following "virtual sticker" code and copy and paste it onto your website, Facebook page or wherever. Starting April 1st through April 30th, we will track the number of clicks from your site with the highest number of clicks taking the prize.
Just copy the code below and paste it today on your space:
<a href="http://www.drshroud.com" target="_blank"><img longdesc="http://www.drshroud.com" src="http://www.drshroud.com/drshroud_sticker.png" border="0" alt="Dr. Shroud" width="216" height="288" /></a>
It should look like this:
We've a bit neglectful of our folding and glueing as of late, yet papercraft figurines fill up our bowl with joyful memories.
We always hesitate when we want to put a "mersh" in The Bowl, but it is always a good place to source some animation. Here we get three great loves: Mr. Guthrie, 2D animation, and papercraft, so who are we to be purists?
Looks pretty simple and quick. We have yet to try it at home though...
Kami-Robo are robot fighters made from paper, measuring 15 to 20 cm. high. They have joints at the hips, knees, shoulders, elbows and waists which allow them to bend and move quite freely. About twenty-six years ago, Tomohiro Yasui started designing and making these fighters, creating an extensive mythology and heirarchy in the process. They fight in a ring, but it totally tops pro-wrestling with its drama and keen moves. NOW the whole world is kami-robo crazed. You can build your own, or even buy ready-made ones if you are a tad lazy -- or in a hurry to join in the fun (so far the only place we've found them is at the MOMA store. There's lots of great videos on the web too. This one below gives you a good intro course on their whole story.
The Rogues are a new design of papercraft that camouflage their true personality. Click on the bottom left of the images on the site and watch them transform. I can't wait to build them. Free! (tip BoingBoing)
These are pretty unique papercraft with nice curves and lots of animals. They also have motorcycles and engines to build. We haven't done it yet in our house, but it's on our weekend plan list. Check them out here.
We've been doing papercraft creatures in our house for probably two years now. We highly recommend printing on card stock. We look back on our paper days as just plain silliness now -- "what were we thinking? paper?!!!". We call all of them Ready Mechs in honor of the first site we discovered. Cubecraft though is a great place to start and a great solution to a rainy day -- or one, like today, that's too hot to go out. More papercraft to come...