Tuesday, August 30, 2005

First attempt at Papercraft Crypt of the Phantasm

For Halloween this year, we've been batting around the idea of giving out coloring books, activity books, or other fun giveaways rather than candy, the idea being to extend Halloween beyond November 1st, and to give out something that sparks kids' creativity rather than rotting kids' teeth. Thanks to Raven's Blight, the idea came to create Carnival of Souls themed papercraft goodies.

Unfortunately, we'd never done any papercrafting before, so I just took a shot at making a papercraft version of our Crypt of the Phantasm from last year. Here's what it looked like when I had assembled it (with my craptastic papercrafting skills):
First attempt at Papercraft
Everything you see for this model was built from a single sheet of 8.5"x11" card stock, including the base (the idea being to hand out one sheet per model). Not perfect, but not bad for a first attempt at this stuff - I expected to go through more revisions to get even this far. The fonts on the tombstone didn't come out, and I didn't bother to build the other tombstone, since it became obvious that I needed to sacrifice the page real estate to add a ghost to the crypt, but other than that, I think it turned out pretty good.

The final version, if we go this route, will be black and white for the kids, so that they can color their crypt however they like.

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