Remember the days of pop up cards and vintage toys? Yeah, neither do I.
Thankfully, a woman by the name of Marilyn Scott-Waters has released many of her designs of elegant vintage paper toys in PDF format. And the best part is that you can download many of them for free! There are toys for every major holiday, toys for kids, and an online book store where you can purchase many of Marilyn’s how-to books. Here’s a little apple I made for Rosh Hashanah using one of her patterns. You could easily convert this into a little gift box and fill it with candy or good wishes for the coming year.
You can find this and many other templates here. Check out her Halloween and Christmas collections. Beautiful! And often all you need to create these beautiful decorations are scissors and tape. The only downside is that many of her patterns don’t include instructions…so kids might have trouble knowing what to cut and what to fold. However most adults who have had craft time in school should be able to figure any of the patterns out.
Celebrate creativity every Wednesday with a “Creativi-bee” post, where I share easy craft tutorials, project ideas, and craft collections.