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Mr. Merry


Happy Jolly Time from Custom Papertoys, everybody! Here is a special holiday gift to you, Mr. Merry a free holiday papertoy as a special thanks to all those who have supported my work and various crazy projects this year. With just a little breath from you Mr. Merry can whip up a cheerful holiday blizzard. You can download him for free from…


Added by Matt Hawkins on December 20, 2013 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

Free papertoy for May

In honor of May The Fourth I present you this months free papertoy, Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Jedi! It's one of them mashup things that the internet is famous for, Star Wars and one of my all time favorite music makers Willie Nelson blended together in papertoy form! You can download …


Added by Matt Hawkins on May 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

November Papertoy

Been a while since I've posted a new toy so I'm excited to be featured and have a new toy in the latest issue of Marko Zubak's awesome online papertoy magazine II LOVE!

I was really thinking of a way I could create a simple toy that was really different and unique for everyone who built it,…


Added by Matt Hawkins on November 18, 2011 at 4:42pm — 8 Comments

Pee-Wee Tribute

I'm very excited to have a piece in "I Know You Art, But What Am I?" Pee-Wee Herman tribute art show at Gallery 1988 in Venice, CA! Opening reception is Friday July 29th. I'm a big fan of Pee-Wee so I'm super stoked this is my first piece for a Gallery 1988… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on July 22, 2011 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

SDCC Non-exclusive toy Paper Chuck!

So we were looking at all the cool San Diego Comic Con exclusive toys and being trapped in the middle of Kansas felt a little left out. So me and Brian Fyffe decided to make a papertoy available to all you poor folks, like us, who didn't get to SDCC this year it's the SDCC Non-Exclusive Paper Chuck! It's my paper-take on Brian's… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on July 20, 2011 at 1:13pm — 2 Comments

Grumpy McFrump

My latest large scale paper-craft in a wood box piece "Grumpy McFrump" !6"x32" He will be spending the summer at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont as part of a papercraft exhibit!…


Added by Matt Hawkins on April 30, 2011 at 2:57pm — 9 Comments

Four more Koi from Patrick, Lindsay and Ed!

4 new designs have been added to the Paper Koi project. New designs by Patrick Sullivan (top), Lindsay Tippett (above), and 2 by Ed Schlittenhardt (below).

Feel free to grab these if you have already…


Added by Matt Hawkins on April 28, 2011 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

Paper Koi# 4-6 by Tyler, Doug and Me.

We've dropped 3 new Koi yesterday in the C3 Paper Koi project! The new designs are by C3 illustrator/designer Tyler Coey, (above) C3 Art Director Doug Kubert (below) and me (very bottom). You can download them from the… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on April 21, 2011 at 9:02am — 4 Comments

Paper Koi #3 by Zach Trover

Paper Koi #3 by my pal C3 Illustrator/Designer Zach Trover.

Download the template and make a donation to the Red Cross for Japan relief at the Paper Koi site.

More koi designs coming soon (including one from me) and check out more of Zach's… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on April 14, 2011 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Paper Koi #2

Paper Koi #2, designed by C3 Art Director Matt Loehrer is now available on the Paper Koi site. Download and make a donation to the Red Cross for Japan Relief. You can download this toy for free if you have already made a donation to the project. Thanks for your support here. More designs… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on April 11, 2011 at 10:57am — 3 Comments

Paper Koi

So I'm doing something a little different this time for the Papertoy of the Month. Usually these are free papertoys to download, however faced with the disaster in Japan this last month, me and my coworkers at C3 felt we needed to do something creative to help the people of Japan. Paper Koi is an ongoing project to benefit the Red… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on April 4, 2011 at 3:39pm — 5 Comments

Paper Pop X Rob Ives

Paper Automata king Rob Ives has hacked my paper Warhol! How cool is this? Rob added a pendulum mechanism to make Andy come alive. Free download here on Rob's site.

Added by Matt Hawkins on March 24, 2011 at 7:50am — 1 Comment

Bouru Papertoy

I'm very excited to share this months free papertoy Bouru with you, a collaboration between me and my pal cartoonist and illustrator Sam Garcia. It was great fun working with someone as passionate and talented as Sam. When… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on March 2, 2011 at 10:30am — 12 Comments


Some pencils can just draw, others not so much. I'm not sure how this happens but it does and when you find a pencil that can draw you keep it around. A friend, a collaborator and trusted creative partner. But there is only so much lead a pencil has to give and after many hard fought creative battles it's left short, used up, stubby. So this papertoy "Stubby" is…


Added by Matt Hawkins on January 31, 2011 at 10:49pm — 10 Comments

Paper Pop and monthly papertoy releases

Happy 2011 everybody!

I haven't posted a lot of new papertoys over the past couple of years due to my crazy schedule and I got to say I've really missed sharing my work with everybody. Sharing my creations worldwide and in a format that just about anybody could participate in for minimal cost and getting to see pics and talk with you guys is the whole reason I got…


Added by Matt Hawkins on January 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — 17 Comments

Robot Wars

It's finally here, Robot Wars! It is a Barnes and Nobel exclusive paper robot kit I did with Becker & Mayer books. You build the pre-cut paper bots and put them on the wind-up mechanism a let them battle it out! I just got my sample copies today in the mail! Paper Robots by me, Design by Katie Stahnke and words by Erika Kern. Available at Barnes and Nobel stores or… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on September 29, 2010 at 9:00pm — 21 Comments

Custom Paper Toys Update

Been a while posted anything so I thought I'd give a little update.

I've been working on some big projects that will be out this fall, including a papertoy kit that will be available exclusively through Barnes and Nobel! I've also been doing some vinyl toy/papertoy mashups Space Hoody the one pictured here is currently up for voting on the Kid Robot Muny Munth contest.…


Added by Matt Hawkins on July 7, 2010 at 8:34pm — 11 Comments

Art Table

Here is a 30" by 30" "art table" I made for Grinder's West in KC featuring Comic Monkey. It will be covered in glass and used as a table and then auctioned off after a year. It's only 2.5" deep. Made with colored paper, chipboard and spray paint. It'll depute in Grinders the first Friday of April. A real challenge keeping… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on March 6, 2010 at 1:37pm — 12 Comments

Late! my new free toy!

It's been a while but finally I'm releasing a new FREE toy! In conjunction with Canteen Gallery's Two Days Slow group show, I give you Late! my White Rabbit inspired… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on March 3, 2010 at 6:33pm — 10 Comments

Rivet exclusive Ukuleliens toy

Here is a little double sided papertoy I put together to promote the Rock Paper Scissors: Paper Art Toy Exhibit at Rivet Gallery this January. I'll be there opening night Jan 2. Stop by and say hi if you in the Columbus Ohio area. The show will be great and feature the best papertoy artist form all over the world! Hope to see you there.

Download the… Continue

Added by Matt Hawkins on December 29, 2009 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

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