Reversing the Numbness

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Something I Stumbled Upon

Do any of you use Stumble Upon? If so, feel free to add me as a friend on there -- my username is SleekPelt.

It's a pretty cool thing, really, and I've seen a bunch of cool sites as a result of signing up for it. One of them is this one, which links to 100 free, downloadable paper-craft projects. This might sound really dorky, but as soon as I saw this, I knew I had to do some of these bad boys. I started with these four, which were very easy.

The one I'm working on now is a bit more complicated, but so far, so good. If I stick with this longer than, say, I stuck with making beer, maybe I'll even work my way up to this one. I mean, is it just me, or is that really freaking cool?


Ray Keim said...

If you build my mansion model, please send me a pic!
Thanks for the mention.
"Confederacy of Dunces" rocks!

M@ said...

Loved that book.

The Dalai Mama said...

I love your new hobby, Sleek. I think our house may soon be filled with paper sculptures!

I love "stumble upon" too. Very cool site.

Clash said...


Those are a great start. You will be an origami specialist in no time.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Cut with a capital Q. I'd make such a mess of the haunted mansion, though. Do you need glue, or is it held together with folded tabs?

Helen Mansfield said...

Those are very clever!

I had a friend in college who really got into building those Lego pirate ships. Not only were those suckers expensive, the fleet took up a lot of room.

I think you're going to need a bigger mansion for all the little boxy minions you're going to create.

Vesper de Vil said...

these are friggin adorable! i'm going to make them with my son.

josh williams said...

I have an idea that I can make somesort of art out of a pile of dirty laundry.

Devil Mood said...

Oh they're so cute! hehehe

They remind me of this:

(I know you like links ;)

SleekPelt said...

ray: Welcome! You've made quite an impressive model. If I ever decide to try to tackle it, I'll be sure to show you the results.

m@: Man, me too.

dm: Think how much it'll save us on actual sculptures.

clash: Thanks! I doubt I'll mess with origami, but I may stick with the paper models for a little while.

teoh: So far it's been all glue, though I'm not sure about Ray's mansion.

helen: I think if I make many more I'll just give them away. The first four were so easy -- the one I'm doing now is taking me a few nights, and they'll accumulate much more slowly at this pace.

vesper de vil: It's a great project to do with the wee one.

josh: It's a medium I'm very familiar with.

devil mood: I love this band and this song, and now I love this video, too. Thanks!

Erin O'Brien said...

goddamnit anyway.

SleekPelt said...

erin: They anger you?

*dalyn said...

super cute cutouts! *d

SleekPelt said...

day: Thanks! Sadly, I believe I've already grown tired of my paper-model hobby. But these shall live on!