You remember what paper sloyd is, right? Well, here is a very modern twist on paper craft from a web designer living in the Netherlands: Templatemaker!
Templatemaker is a free interactive that helps you create your own paper craft templates:
This page is a resource for DIY artists, graphics designers and everyone who likes paper crafts (like me). It contains an ever growing number of free printables. All that the templates (a.k.a. nets or dielines) are dynamic: you can customize the dimensions. All templates are free, no login is required.
The interactive allows you to make foldable templates for everything from shadow boxes to heart-shaped boxes for Valentine’s Day.
Some of the uses for these templates:
- A nice gift wrap for a present with an irregular shape, for example a sphere or a jar.
- Professional packaging.
- Storage, for example: create card boxes to store all the assets from a board game.
- DIY decoration.
For best results, use heavy card stock and score before folding. You can also print on decorative paper depending on your needs.
DIY educators will find this a useful tool for science and math applications!
Great resource — and it is free!