Printing and Paper
What kind of paper should I use?
Templates are formatted for letter sized paper but print perfectly on A4 sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches) sized paper too.
I recommend printing on heavyweight Matte Photo Paper for best results. If that is out of your budget, choose a bright white Cardstock.
How do I print the paper toys?
Download the templates by clicking the download buttons on this website. Open the zip-file, inside you will find five PDF-files. These files can be printed on your home printer or at your local printing service store.
There are assembly instructions to every paper toy set.
Cutting and Assembling
What supplies will I need to cut and assemble the paper toys?
To assemble the paper toys you need a printer, paper, scissors or paper knife and some type of paper glue.
How do I thread the puppets or how do I make it into a jumping jack/string puppet?
To make a jumping jack or string puppet, you need to slide a piece of string through the holes you made in the small white circles on the arms and legs (the larger circles are for the fasteners).
You can either make a small knot to keep the string in place or loop the string and tie the arms together. Repeat this process for the legs. Then take a longer piece of string and tie it to the to pieces of string connecting the arms and legs. Check out the images below for more details. Images are showing the back of the paper puppet.
With a knot
With a loop
Can I forward the paper toys templates to my friends and family?
Please respect the time and effort it takes to create my templates and do not distribute the files to friends or family. I would love you to refer them to my website instead.
Can I resell your printable paper toys?
Commercial use and mass production are not permitted. You cannot resell my printable templates or the finished products.
I’m a teacher or educator, can I use your paper toy templates in class?
I encourage the use of my templates for educational or creative purposes. So feel free to use them in class.