Graphic designer Anther Kiley has created a kit for children to construct buildings, vehicles, furniture and tiny fish figures using paper and glue.
Cardkits are paper toys made with card stock that children assemble themselves, and can then use to build their own miniature cities.
Kiley, a designer and educator in Providence, Rhode Island, created the collection based on similar models he crafted during play as a child, when he built a city called “Fishworld”. He hopes the paper buildings and vehicles will encourage “storytelling and world building.”
“Cardkits combine the challenge and rewards of making with creative play and world building,” Kiley said. “Assembling the kits engages dexterity, ingenuity, and focus; playing with them inspires storytelling and world building.”
Each of the models comes with a design pattern printed across a single sheet of card stock. To assemble the mini-constructions, kids punch-out the individual parts that comprise the object