Join a secret society and learn more about making pop up cards, paper puppets and mechanical paper toys from Crankbunny, animator & paper artist Norma V. Toraya!

Crankbunny has evolved from using simple tools (such as paper, scissors, glue) to using laser cutters and 3D printed parts to create her fun paper goodies.  Scroll down to download the project from the booth, enter in your flyer code or look at supply / resource links!

Drop by the Secret Society of Paper Cuts Booth at Maker Faire Atlanta in Decatur, GA.
on October 4& 5th and make this neat Robot Paper Toy!


( Click here to download pdf file )

Drop by the Secret Society of Paper Cuts Booth
Maker Faire Atlanta on October 4 & 5
and pick up a raffle flyer!
Enter the special code from the flyer below!
Winner will receive a $ 75.00 dollar gift certificate code
to use at
(valid until Oct 2015)

(can not be used with wholesale orders)
Click here for help / questions


A Crankbunny is tall tale of a magical type of fish that is half fish (duh) and half rabbit.
It is rare type of aquatic being that inhabits waters found only in a handful - well, lets just put it as a couple - locations in the world. If you happen upon this viable and potent fish - the best thing to do would be to remain still, refrain from direct eye contact, and maintain very low tones. This type of fish only responds to subtle movement, delicious odors, creative bursts of freedom, and copious amounts of slumbering sleep. Norma V. Toraya has been working under the Crankbunny name as an artist, animation director and paper artist since 1999. She identifies very strongly with this fictitious fish.


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The Secret Society of Paper Cuts / Crankbunny Online Store

Paper Topics !
Paper Folding
Pop Up Books , Pop Up Books
Paper Theatres
Shadow Puppets
Shadow Play
Pantins - Jumping Jack Dolls
Paper Dolls
Paper Toys
The Automata Blog


The Secret Society of Paper Cuts by Crankbunny
Elements of Pop Up by Diaz & Carter
Making Mechanical Cards by Sheila Sturrock
Paper Engineering and Pop-ups For Dummies by Rob Ives
Automata and Mechanical Toys by Rodney Peppe
Shadow Puppets & Shadow Play by David Currell
Making Mechanical Marvels In Wood by Raymond Levy
Making Mad Toys & Mechanical Marvels by Rodney Frost

YouTube Channels!
Mechanical Movements (thang010146)
Blender Tutorials (cgboorman)

Artists working in paper!
Elsa Mora
Robert Sabuda
Sam Ita
Matthew Reinhart
Rob Ryan
Peter Callesen

Flying Pig
Cindy Ferguson - Scherenschnitte
helen musselwhite
Owly Shadow Puppets
Larry Reed
Oregon Shadow Theatre
Lotte Reiniger

Software / Tools Used
Tinkercad (3d printing model online app)
inkscape (free download program for vector files)
Blender (free download program for 3D modeling)
Makerbot (3D printing, filament)
Full Spectrum Laser (laser cutters)

Online projects, project files, how-tos
Instructables (projects & how-tos)
Thingiverse! (collection of 3D printing & laser cut projects)
Make Pop Up Cards / Anything
The Toy Shop


(anything you can dream of...)
Paper Wishes (craft supplies, brads, glue)
Paper Presentation - NYC (paper, glue, art supplies)
Sam Flax - Atlanta (paper, glue, art supplies)
French Paper (paper)
(craft punches, paper, glue, craft supplies)
(3D printers, Filament, tools)
(craft punches, paper, glue, craft supplies)


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