Little Paper Cowboy

Today I made a little cowboy scene out of paper.  Similar to the paper animals I made before.  These are made from painted paper that I use for my collages, but any paper will do.  I also used a black and silver pen to draw on them.  I like toys like these because they flatten and you can take them on the go, to restaurants or the doctor’ office.

Here are the pieces flattened. If you’d like, you can click the image below to get a large version to use as a template or to print and cut out. I used an X-Acto knife because the kids were napping, but scissors will work fine.  Also, I cut a notch in the horses saddle for the cowboy to slide into.

Template: Click on the image below, then print.


  1. SaRaH
    February 22, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Joel, your creativity rocks!! I love your ideas :)

  2. Three Owls
    February 22, 2010 at 6:38 am
  3. Kickcan and Conkers
    February 22, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Yee Haw! Lovely :)

  4. Riikka
    February 22, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Lovely ideas, indeed.

  5. radzimire
    February 22, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I love paper toys. My man does some papercraft for children , too.

  6. Astrid
    February 22, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Brilliant! ( not sure if my almost 18 year old son would still want to play with it... ;-))

  7. christine
    February 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    i have to go to the doctor's office this afternoon, but won't manage to do something as beautiful!

  8. robyn
    February 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Love it.

  9. Caroline
    February 23, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Such a fantastic idea! That little horse is killing me!

  10. Joel Henriques
    February 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks everybody. Yeah, both the horse and cowboy crack me up too. It would be fun to do a stop motion short with them. The would be quite the double act.

  11. Golubka
    February 23, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Another great one! The notch in the horse is a clever idea, love seeing all the little aspect of a design.

  12. SAHD PDX
    February 26, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Super cool

  13. June 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I agree... toys that can come with you (or store in manilla folder to bring out on a rainy day) are wonderful.

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