Are you channeling your inner Scrooge this holiday season? Got a bad case of the Grinchies? Did your Christmas spirit fly the coop? Sounds like someone needs a holiday cheer fix and for that you need to visit The Toymaker. Get ready for free Christmas printables like you’ve never seen before. Because The Toymaker has a sleighful of free printable Christmas paper toys, holiday activities and 3D paper crafts to make. The pictures look child-like but don’t be fooled. As we’ve recently seen, adult coloring books are good therapy for adults and so are cut and paste paper crafts.
There’s something so very comforting about paper crafts from The Toymaker. Styled in Dickensian England type graphics, these printable paper toy crafts are manna for vintage art lovers! The images look like they come straight from a Victorian toy shop. You can just imagine Bob Crachitt helping Tiny Tim make these paper crafts and Christmas paper toys. Holiday activities are easy enough for children to cut, paste and assemble.
On the Toymaker Free Toys page, you’ll find many holiday activities, paper toys, and 3D paper crafts on general themes, from fairies to frogs and mice to unicorns. There are winter holiday activities for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice and Diwali. Christmas paper toys include an Advent calendar, angel retablo, Christmas greeting cards,an elf ball, glad tidings box, exotic bird gift cards, angel greeting cards, Christmas stationery, decorations, a snowman box, dodecahedron ornaments, candy cane holders, vintage Christmas horse diorama, a snowman and gingerbread candyland game and much more. The elf greeting cards that say “naught” or “nice” are this author’s favorite paper crafts! Christmas paper toys and holiday activities print clearly even on “fast, economical printing’ the colors and graphics are clear and lovely.
The Toymaker (Marilyn) has the jolliest website and once there you won’t want to leave. She’s written charming children’s “Firelight Stories” with whimsical names like “Whimbit, “Moon Weaver” “Patrin Busby” and “The Violin Cat.” You can tells she’s British just from the delicious titles, Stories remind one of A Visit to William Blake’s Inn. Oh and you can make otter paper dolls of Charles and Brook, who go on adventures and have printable clothing for many occasions.
If you don’t feel Christmas, make a double cocoa on the marshmallow rocks. Stir with a candy cane and serve with a heaping plate of sugar cookies. Cuddle with your cat by the light of the Christmas tree and cut Christmas paper toys. Give them away to a lonely senior neighbor and you surely will feel Christmas spirit (especially if you leave cookie crumbs and paper scraps for the mice!)