Papertales.net aims to bring great play to every child. You don't have to buy the newest and coolest toys - you create them yourself.
3D-printers are not commonly available - but regular printers are. And we provide the templates to just print - and start create.
Through this children can explore their creativity, build - and personalize - their toys themselves, and create their own fairytales around what they are building.
All aspects we have found leads to playing that is fun and engaging, but also leads to developing the child - and, best of all, is available for everyone. s.
We have created templates for you, ready to print and customize.
You just need a printer, scissors, and - if you wish - pens or crayons to colorize it.
While building, you can start creating stories. Who lives in the mighty castle you are building?
Or maybe you would like to start with the stories and build from that? Our storytriggers can help you get started!
We have provided you with simple instructions on how to make - and connect - the building elements here.
Would you like to see what others are creating? Or maybe share creations of your own?
This is the place to do that!
Papertales.net is based on insights from years of researching how children typically play.
The six insights that form the PLAY QUALITIES of Papertales.net are described below.
Children are creative when they play. They have fun by the act of creating and pushing the limits of what they can do.
Papertales encourage children to be creative by creating unique buildings.
Children explore when they play. They investigate things that are unknown, create new meaning of their own.
Papertales encourage children to explore by letting them build freely, and easily add or exchange building components.
A childs play is often social - playing with others or sharing stories of play-experiences.
Papertales can be build together, it can be shared with many, and the tales that arise can be told far and wide.
Children often make imaginative stories when they play - both fantastic stories and imagined everyday situations.
Papertales encourage imaginative stories that are ignited and supported by what the child builds.
Children like to construct when they play. They create connections and physical constellations that are put to use and tested.
Papertales lets children construct buildings from simple paper elements, leading to objects they can shape and build stories from.
Children create their own meanings when they play, and like to personalize their things.
With Papertales buildings become unique and the opportunities to both build and colorize allow an unparalleled level of personalization.
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