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Alphabeticals

26 Fun Alphabet-Character Templates to Make and Enjoy!

  • Paperback
  • £9.99

Twenty-six fun alphabet characters to fold, stick & enjoy.

Twenty-six fun alphabet characters to fold, stick & enjoy.

The Alphabeticals are a fun collection of new alphabet characters designed by master paper engineer Markus Fischer. All 26 letters of the alphabet are featured as press-out templates, easily constructed and enjoyed: each pattern is a cute figure beginning with the letter in question, from Astronaut to Zebra, and Markus' charming and witty designs will delight kids and grown-ups alike. A perfect gift for anyone who loves letters, making or papercrafts, Alphabeticals come alive with just sticky tape or a dab of glue!

Biographical Notes

Markus Fischer is a biochemist by training, spending most of his days in the windowless basement of a small biotech service provider. When not feeding off what's left in the autoclave, he makes paper models: alphabets, machines, characters and dinosaurs, and displays them on his popular site Digitprop.com

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781781572146
  • Publication date: 02 Feb 2015
  • Page count: 60
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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