Cubeecraft (pronounced “kyoob-ee”) papercraft toys feature interlocking tabs for construction – eliminating the need for tape, glue or other messy adhesives. To download click on the model you would like then save the template image.

Each toy is designed to be printed on a standard piece of 8 1/2 X 11/A4 letter paper. Simply print, cut and fold your model into a cute and fun paper toy.

Difficulty Rating

A 1 scissor rating is the easiest and a 5 scissor ratings is the hardest -however every papercraft on Cubeecraft is designed to be as easily as possible to build. There is currently no model even rated as high as 5 on the site.

1 scissor. This is the most basic Cubeecraft. Cutting out the shapes and slitting the lines for the tabs will be the most extensive cutting required and the folds are very basic.

2 scissors. This means there is a shape that needs to be cut with an exacto besides a straight line (such as a beard or other detail).

3 scissors. This means there is an additional part or two not seen on normal Cubee’s that will need to be attached.

4 scissors. This means that there are various additional parts not seen on normal Cubee’s that will need to be attached and that those parts may seem more complex somehow.

5 scissors. No idea what this means – there has not been a Cubeecraft yet who was rated above a 4.


Who is behind Cubeecraft? Although there are a number of guest artists with work on the site, the vast majority of the work, regular maintenance, and the original template which spawned this whole thing are all the work of just one guy – Chris Beaumont.

What kind of paper should I use? Standard printer paper should be fine – however, a heavier card stock will be more durable. Many Cubeecrfters use glossy photo paper. It is recommended then that you use something between 65 lbs and 110 lbs. Any heavier and the paper may buckle when you fold it. Be sure no matter what stock you use to score your fold lines before you fold them, this will make for a cleaner, professional look.

You just said artist! Is Cubeecraft art? This body of work is a paper-based “installation” functioning as an interactive community project; self-coined “Cubeecraft”. “Cubee”, pronounced “kyoob-ee”, takes “cube”, the geometric form underlying each design, and adds “ee” to denote the cutification and miniaturization of each subject. “Craft” describes the handmade approach to my premise and its relation to the ancient and modern practices of paper-craft generally.

The subject matter of each Cubee is heavily grounded in the subset of pop culture sometimes referred to as “geek culture”; each piece personifying concepts spanning from classical literature to the newest video game. Originally inspired by commercial package design, I fine-tuned the Cubees structure for over a year in advance of launching it to the public. Cubees are meant to be quick and user friendly.

Download-able and easy to assemble, the Cubees are an internationally shared project. Popular all over the world, sold (without permission or commission) on the streets in Thailand, used in classrooms in Japan and in American libraries, “Cubeecraft” appeals to a visceral need to build, and a cultural need to represent our ideas in an abbreviated fashion.

Or, in not so many words – yes.

Previous exhibitions

  • Exhibit @ Too Art for TV 3
    Erebuni Gallery, 158 Roebling St Brooklyn NY United State
    December 5th, 2009 through December 15th, 2009
  • Exhibit @ Too Art for TV 4
    Erebuni Gallery, 158 Roebling St Brooklyn NY United States
    September 18th, 2010 through October 17th, 2010
  • Exhibit @ Zakka
    Zakka, 155 Plymouth St, Brooklyn NY United States
    September 25th, 2009
  • Exhibit @ Too Art for TV 5
    Erebuni Gallery, 158 Roebling St Brooklyn NY United States
    March 25th, 2011 through April 23rd, 2011
  • Exhibit @ Brave New Worlds (Olde City)
    45 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA United States
    May 6, 2011
  • Urban Paper Collective Exhibit @Sauerland-Museum, Arnsberg, Germany
    Opened August 24, 2013
  • Urban Paper Collective Exhibit @Sauerland-Museum, Arnsberg, Germany
    Opened August 9, 2014
  • Urban Paper Collective Exhibit @Sauerland-Museum, Arnsberg, Germany
    Opened August 1, 2015
  • Urban Paper Collective Exhibit @Sauerland-Museum, Arnsberg, Germany
    Opened August 13, 2016
  • Urban Paper Collective Exhibit @Sauerland-Museum, Arnsberg, Germany
    Opened August 26, 2017
May I take or create a Cubeecraft and use it to promote my website/company/property, enter it in a contest, make T-Shirts or other apparel? NO. Cubeecraft is intended for private use and not to be used in a commercial capacity without permission! If you are interested in a commission or licensing the template for commercial or promotional use (including such projects as press kits, official downloads, books, pre-printed premiums, or another type of giveaway) please contact Chris. Prices are given on a case by case basis.

Clients and partners

Submission guidelines

I would like to submit a Cubee and become a guest artist! That isn’t a question! Oh well. If you feel compelled to create a Cubeecraft character and want to submit it to the site for possible posting you can find the submission guidelines below.

  • Please remember that Cubeecraft toys made with the template are not to be sold or used in a promotional capacity without written permission!
  • PLEASE build your Cubeecraft design before you send it in to make sure it works. If possible include a picture of the completed model.
  • Please put your name and website (if applicable) on your model! Your name will link to your site on your model’s download page.
  • Please remember to mark your tabs and slots, especially if you have altered the template or added new pieces.
  • There is no money involved in this and any submitted models posted to the site will be available to download for free.
  • There are two templates, one for the model sheet and another for the character illustration. Submitting an illustration with your model using this template dramatically increases your chances of having your model posted (since it is less work for me!)
  • Please submit all work as jpeg, tiff, png psd, ai, eps or pdf – at at least 150 dpi for raster images. Submitting work in higher resolution or vector increases the chances of appearing in a Cubeecraft show.
  • As a general rule – DO NOT USE PHOTOS! Distorting a photo of a real person/animal on the template and coloring the rest in MS Paint generally looks bad. If you can figure a way to make this work, or you use photos for the entire surface of the model, that might be cool – but in this situation make sure the photos you use are YOURS. That means that you took the photo. Remember – finding an image on Google does not make it yours!
  • DO NOT just copy and paste a face or any other part into the template. All parts should be original art even if you are not making an original character.
  • Do not try to make a Difficulty 5 Cubeecraft. I’ll let you in on a secret – The “Difficulty” in the FAQ is sort of a joke. The core philosophy of Cubeecraft is that they are easy to make – so easy that no Cubeecraft toy has even reached the most difficult rating of our own system. If you think your Cubee is too hard for some reason you may want to go back to the drawing board.
  • Original designs have a MUCH higher chance of being posted on the site.
  • Please make the subject of any e-mails with a submission “Cubeecraft Submission”.
  • Please do not send a submission and apologize for it in your e-mail. If you have to apologize for it why are you sending it? On the same note – Please do not send partially completed models, especially if you expect me to finish them for you.
  • Please read the FAQ. The blank template is intended for private use. Using it to promote your own work, enter contests, selling Cubeecraft you create with it, or any other commercial use is strictly forbidden without prior permission. The site is free, I didn’t create Cubeecraft for profit and I certainly didn’t create it so others could rip me off and profit. Thanks for understanding. You may contact me about licensing the template for commercial use.


3D ILLUSTRATION TEMPLATE (HINT: copy and paste each surface into the template – then transform>distort to fit the piece.):