Pocket Monkey

  • "Pocket Monkey" is a paper toy made for children fom age 5-10 years old. With a concept of 'creating your own friend' by downloading the free template online, home printing on cardstock paper, cutting the pieces, and assembling it with additional materials with supervision of adults. By using cardstock paper as its material, children are encouraged to make their own additional accessories to personalize their own little monkey friend.
  • "Pocket Monkey Paper Toy"
    Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Cardstock, Googly Eyes, Brats Fasteners
    September 2014
     
  • Pocket Monkey is perfect for children who just started going to school to help them with their anxieties of not having their parents or anyone familiar around them the first times they're going to classes. It could be easily tucked in their pockets, having it by their desks, or even to help them to make friends by introducting it to the other Pocket Monkey friends that the other kids personalized themselves.
  • "Pocket Monkey Paper Toy"
    Template before cut up and assembly
  • "Pocket Monkey Paper Toy"
    Assembled with Brads
  • "Pocket Monkey Paper Toy"
    Assembled, detail shots
  • The idea of having this paper toy downloadable for free is to minimize the wealth gaps that are shown through the toys that they own in the school environment where kids are coming from different households and social classes. The size of Pocket Monkey is just right to be carried around by children and not too big to be disruptive to the learning environment.
  • "Pocket Monkey Paper Toy"
    Process, prototypes, and material explorations