This papercraft project will help kids focus their creative energies while strengthening creativity and motor skills. Featuring Thomas the Train and his coaches, this fun papercraft model can also be downloaded as a PDF file to print for free!
Unique projects ranging from decorative paper techniques to three-dimensional designs such as folding, quilling and weaving are featured here with step-by-step visual instructions. Additionally, this comprehensive craft book provides guidance for tools, materials and paper selection as well as in-depth technique instruction; profiles of contributing paper artists; and more!
Early Life and Education
Paper Craft has long been an entertaining and educational pastime for children, dating back to China in the first century AD and Friedrich Froebel’s creation of kindergarten activities in 1837. Paper craft has evolved with technology over time as society shifts toward leisure pursuits, and today stands on both ends of that continuum – offering opportunities to build dexterity, focus attention, and create miniature versions of existing structures with immense value.
Thomas Papercraft is inspired by Reverend Wilbert V. Awdry’s classic railway series from 1945 (41 books total). It follows the adventures of an ensemble of trains and vehicles living on Sodor Island.
Thomas is an international selling artist and passionate about art, practicing many different styles and mediums to express himself creatively. He hopes his works can serve as an encouragement and reminder to follow one’s dreams.
Thomas has created stunning and highly conceptual pieces that have been featured in advertising campaigns, book covers and editorial commissions. He draws his inspiration from artists like Salvador Dali, Thomas Kinkade, Paul Goodnight and Zoaming Wu.
He uses light and shadow contrast to highlight detail and add depth in his compositions, using them to highlight details and create depth. His work exemplifies his exquisite skill and craft – each piece stands as an impeccable masterwork of art! His inspiration comes from nature itself and strives to capture its ethereal beauty within each work of his.
Thomas Papercraft is an accomplished artist with an unmistakable style, who continues to perfect and improve upon his skills. His artwork serves as an inspiration to many and has sold worldwide.
Forbes estimates his net worth at $5 Million. His investments range from property to stocks, as well as sources of income such as acting career earnings and other business ventures.
One of his most impressive creations are life-size cardboard models of Mass Effect characters EDI and Jack from Mass Effect 3, priced between $150-$200 each and designed as life-sized figures. His impressive feat shows his amazing creativity; more can be seen at his DeviantArt page.