The art of 'papercraft' has become quite popular in this internet age we currently find ourselves in, and it never ceases to amaze me how much can be done with a simple sheet of paper. Though I myself possess no artistic skills whatsoever, my toy shelf is nevertheless adorned with all sorts of awesome papercraft creations, printed out images of folks like Freddy Krueger and Trick 'r Treat's Sam that even I was able to fold into three-dimensional toys. Cheap, easy and free - just the way I like it!
If you're a fan of this type of art, and your printer is fully stocked with ink and paper, then you will have an absolute field day over on the website RavensBlight, which is run by artist Ray O'Bannon. The things Ray is able to do with sheets of paper will absolutely blow your mind, and his projects teach you how to make games, masks and various other fun toys, using only your printer.
Human skeletons, coffin keepsake boxes, monster masks, cemetery playsets, simple pocket monsters and elaborate board games are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ray's incredible creations, and I can think of no better way to wait for warmer weather than to hang out inside and let him show you how to turn that stack of boring white paper into colorful and creepy toys. So head over to RavensBlight and get to work!