What is KRAF Studio?
KRAF Studio is a place where you can get templates or patterns that can be used to create 3D cardboard crafts.
We design and engineer these templates to be used on readily available used cardboard boxes, especially in Indonesia, such as instant noodle boxes, food boxes, shoe boxes, etc.
There are various shapes available, from toys like vehicles, masks, helmets, containers, and even functional furniture. Please browse the cardboard crafting tutorial section to see all the template collections we have created.
What are cardboard crafting templates or patterns?
Creating 3D cardboard crafts can be done in several ways. It can be done by cutting cardboard directly and then assembling it (example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m83oZeO-LJ0), by gluing cardboard sheets to a specific mold (example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIBkz6SxXIY), etc. However, this method is not easy to duplicate by anyone. Even if it is replicated by someone else, they will not get the exact same shape.
KRAF Studio wants to create a cardboard crafting method that can be easily duplicated by many people, so anyone can make the same shape as what we create. That’s why we developed a crafting method using templates. These templates or patterns are a 2D blueprint or drawing that, when assembled, will form a 3D shape. With this method, anyone can create the same shape as the model we created without having to think about the size or redesign a cardboard craft.
How does it work?
The concept of cardboard crafting from KRAF Studio is to make a three-dimensional shape from two-dimensional material. The 2D shapes are then glued together using a specific mechanism. So, the basic technique only involves three steps: cutting, folding, and assembling.
Starting from cutting the cardboard material following the attached pattern using a cutter. This part is quite heavy and requires concentration, but once you master the technique and rhythm, cutting cardboard becomes very fun and easy.
Then continue to the folding stage. To create neat folds, make a fold line first. Then, along the dashed line, use a minus screwdriver. Then, fold it. Especially for the edge part, we call it a wing, we have to flatten it first to get a neat and precise result.
The final stage is assembling. This process is easy, just join the wings with the same number using white glue (PVA).
For a clearer demonstration, please see the video below:
Each craft in KRAF Studio also comes with a specific video tutorial for that shape. You can directly see the tutorial on our youtube channel.
Who is it suitable for?
Although the KRAF Studio crafting process is simple, it requires precision and a lot of cutting using a cutter, making it dangerous for small children to do it alone. So, the cardboard crafting technique from KRAF Studio is designed for adults, papercraft hobbyists, and parents who want to make crafts together with their children.
Our statistics show that most buyers are papercraft hobbyists and parents who buy it for crafting with their children. So, it is not suitable for small children to do it alone.
How to get the templates?
The cardboard crafting templates we design are available in two forms, namely pdf files and print versions. The digital version is available worldwide and can be purchased at the following link: https://store.krafstudio.com. Meanwhile, the print version is only available in Indonesia and can only be purchased through the Tokopedia marketplace. Here is the link: https://tokopedia.com/krafstudio