Monday, April 6, 2020

Toyota, Mazda Lets the Kids Get Busy With These Paper Crafts


Looking for something to keep the little ones (or even the adults who are young at heart) occupied during the Enhanced Community Quarantine? Well, why don’t you let them build their very own Toyota or Mazda.

These two Japanese carmakers separately made paper craft guides that help pass the time. With the only required materials being paper, a printer, scissors, and glue—you can now make your very own scale model Toyota 86 or a selection of classic Mazda models.

First, download and print the high-resolution PDF of your chosen model (see links below). If have a larger sheet of paper—like an A3-sized one, it’ll actually do, but the minimum would be a Letter sized bond paper.

Using scissors, carefully separate each of the three main sections (the roof and two sides) and each of the four tire tracks, being especially careful not to cut off the little white tabs with dots on.

Fold and glue all of these tabs so they adhere to the underside of the adjacent panel – doing so will pull the car into the three-dimensional shape that should resemble your chosen vehicle.

This activity is recommended for older children; it should take about an hour to carefully put your model together.

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