Sometimes, one needs to break out the scissors and glue and create something purely for amusement’s sake. It’s just something for yourself to get your mind off of the stresses of the work week or something to do with friends while chatting over tea.
Today, I’m bringing you one of those divertissements, a collection of papercraft toys by Alexander Gwynne, with a focus on his more recent release, the Steam Rider:
This paper contraption reminds me of the tin toy soldiers of yester-year and has all the look of a vintage toy. It’s totally free to print out and make your own papercraft Steam Rider.
If you liked the art of papercraft, there’s all sorts of different patterns for your enjoyment on Alexander Gwynne’s page, including a pair of Steampunk robots that remind me of R2D2 and C3PO. There’s other patterns too for your friends who don’t quite understand but tolerate your Steampunk obsessions, and best of all, they are all free!