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Apr 10, 2015

by Wolfram Kampffmeyer

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My name is Wolfram Kampffmeyer, and I design and produce templates and kits for making 3D paper sculptures. I live in Stuttgart, Germany with my wife Annette and our 2-year-old daughter, Lea. My line is called Paperwolf.

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I studied computer animation from 2005-2011 at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. After I finished school, I got a job working as a computer animator, which entails making a a lot of virtual 3D models. At some point, I started thinking about making something I could actually touch and hold in my hands. Since paper is a wonderful material to make complex 3D models with quickly and without much more than scissors and glue, I transformed one of my virtual models into a paper design. When my friends saw it, they gave me so much positive feedback that I decided to try and sell the DIY kit online. I still remember how happy I was after my first sale – it motivated me to design new sculptures and kits. Today, I have almost 50 products that come in 19 colors, including 2-3 sizes of the same animal.

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Whenever I have time, I make new animals to add to my paper zoo. My process for designing starts with research. Often, that means looking at images and watching videos I find on the internet to get the character of the certain animal right. Other times, I watch the animal live at the zoo. By choosing interesting and vivid poses, I hope to capture the animal’s essence. I always aim for the best compromise between maximum detail and the amount of pieces customers will have to glue together. It’s very important to me that my sculptures appear as lively as possible.

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I love when my customers write me about how much they love their sculptures and how proud they are to have built it themselves. It’s great knowing that my animal sculptures have found homes all over the world –  from Israel to Iceland and Mexico to New Zealand. I even created the a map to keep track of where I’ve shipped my Unicorn Papercraft Kit. Looking at it today, the world is full of unicorns!

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When I discovered Etsy, it opened the gates to international customers. Computer animation is still my main profession, but my Paperwolf business has grown so much in the last year that I basically have two professions now, which I love. My future goal is to experiment with new cutting technologies to speed up the production process. And of course, to design hundreds of new animals that are already in my head.

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All photographs by Paperwolf.

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Papercraft kit for World's First Modular Paper Organ. Build your own DIY instrument, functional mini organ
Papercraft kit for World's First Modular Paper Organ. Build your own DIY instrument, functional mini organ
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$154.70 USD
Koala Down-Under Paper sculpture DIY project
Koala Down-Under Paper sculpture DIY project
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$68.75 USD
Easter Island Moai Statue, Papercraft kit by Paperwolf, 3 Rapa Nui Figurines
Easter Island Moai Statue, Papercraft kit by Paperwolf, 3 Rapa Nui Figurines
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$71.21 USD
The Paper Wolf. Sitting Wolf by Paperwolf.  Friendly, child-friendly paper sculpture
The Paper Wolf. Sitting Wolf by Paperwolf. Friendly, child-friendly paper sculpture
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$68.75 USD
Little Fox Design Sculpture, DIY papercraft kit by Paperwolf
Little Fox Design Sculpture, DIY papercraft kit by Paperwolf
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$68.75 USD
Flight of Birds Unicolor, DIY set with 5 birds. Chose your color, Lively wall sculpture animation. Geometric modern creative polygonal
Flight of Birds Unicolor, DIY set with 5 birds. Chose your color, Lively wall sculpture animation. Geometric modern creative polygonal
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$63.84 USD
DIY Bunny, Rabbit Sculpture, Paper Bunny
DIY Bunny, Rabbit Sculpture, Paper Bunny
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$38.06 USD
Big Eagle Owl, DIY papercraft kit, geometric owl sculpture, paper sculpture living room, lowpoly caramel owl, Paper animal
Big Eagle Owl, DIY papercraft kit, geometric owl sculpture, paper sculpture living room, lowpoly caramel owl, Paper animal
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$74.89 USD
Shy rabbit, paper sculpture DIY Bunny, Rabbit Sculpture, papercraft bunny by paperwolf in polygonal style, chocolate bunny
Shy rabbit, paper sculpture DIY Bunny, Rabbit Sculpture, papercraft bunny by paperwolf in polygonal style, chocolate bunny
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$47.88 USD
Salamander papercraft kit in black and yellow. DIY salamander for children, pdf digital download ebook
Salamander papercraft kit in black and yellow. DIY salamander for children, pdf digital download ebook
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$7.37 USD
Abstract Fox Pendant for Necklace, 925 Silver jewelry, Foxie
Abstract Fox Pendant for Necklace, 925 Silver jewelry, Foxie
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Bear Pendant 20mm, 925 pure Silver or gold-plated jewelry,
Bear Pendant 20mm, 925 pure Silver or gold-plated jewelry,
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$104.36 USD
Leopard Pendant 25mm, 925 Silver jewelry, Panther, Jaguar, 16g Silver
Leopard Pendant 25mm, 925 Silver jewelry, Panther, Jaguar, 16g Silver
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$104.36 USD
Elephant Trophy PREMIUM, Black & Gold, faux trophy, 3D Puzzle diy, papercraft kit lowpoly paperwolf
Elephant Trophy PREMIUM, Black & Gold, faux trophy, 3D Puzzle diy, papercraft kit lowpoly paperwolf
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$85.94 USD
Meerkat Papercraft Kit, various colors Paper Sculpture cut and perforated, Low poly Polygon art, geometric style, interior decor paperwolf
Meerkat Papercraft Kit, various colors Paper Sculpture cut and perforated, Low poly Polygon art, geometric style, interior decor paperwolf
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$47.88 USD
Black Cat Papercraft kit, PREMIUM Version with gold applications. Egypt Cat Goddess Bastet
Black Cat Papercraft kit, PREMIUM Version with gold applications. Egypt Cat Goddess Bastet
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$71.21 USD
Paperwolf Flight of Birds Papercraft kit, Paper sculpture, 5 Birds PREMIUM
Paperwolf Flight of Birds Papercraft kit, Paper sculpture, 5 Birds PREMIUM
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$68.75 USD
Papercraft Kit Capuchin Monkey, by Paperwolf
Papercraft Kit Capuchin Monkey, by Paperwolf
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$67.53 USD
Ebook Papercraft Kit "Hi Utsuri and Taisho" carp pdf, fishes papercraft
Ebook Papercraft Kit "Hi Utsuri and Taisho" carp pdf, fishes papercraft
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$20.87 USD
Chameleon Paper Sculpture DIY project by Paperwolf
Chameleon Paper Sculpture DIY project by Paperwolf
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$60.16 USD
paper animals for children, laser-cut papercraft kit, DIY safari paper animals for children from 6yo
paper animals for children, laser-cut papercraft kit, DIY safari paper animals for children from 6yo
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$14.73 USD
Jumping Jaguar, half out of the wall, papercraft kit designed by Paperwolf. Unique design piece for your home
Jumping Jaguar, half out of the wall, papercraft kit designed by Paperwolf. Unique design piece for your home
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$77.35 USD
Postcard "Mini piglet" DIY papercraft template, Size: 210x105mm Happy Piggy
Postcard "Mini piglet" DIY papercraft template, Size: 210x105mm Happy Piggy
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$2.21 USD
Postcard "Mini Elephant" DIY papercraft template,
Postcard "Mini Elephant" DIY papercraft template,
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$2.21 USD
Astronaut Helmet laser-cut papercraft project, costume astronaut, lock-down stay-at-home, family project for kids
Astronaut Helmet laser-cut papercraft project, costume astronaut, lock-down stay-at-home, family project for kids
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$14.73 USD
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - You dont have to be rich to make music
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - You dont have to be rich to make music
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$2.09 USD
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - Doesnt need much
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - Doesnt need much
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$2.09 USD
Paperwolf Polar Bear Family papercraft kit, Set with 3 bears, polygonal geometric design piece, paper sculpture climate change awareness
Paperwolf Polar Bear Family papercraft kit, Set with 3 bears, polygonal geometric design piece, paper sculpture climate change awareness
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$54.02 USD
Ceiling Kois - Fish shoal, Papercraft Kit (2 Fishes)
Ceiling Kois - Fish shoal, Papercraft Kit (2 Fishes)
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$50.34 USD
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - Take a deep Breath
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - Take a deep Breath
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$2.09 USD
Postcard Snow Hare, little snow bunny on a card. mini papercraft kit. Postcard Size: 210x105mm
Postcard Snow Hare, little snow bunny on a card. mini papercraft kit. Postcard Size: 210x105mm
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$2.21 USD
Bears Family Papercraft Kit PRINTED VERSION
Bears Family Papercraft Kit PRINTED VERSION
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$24.55 USD
Fox mask, laser-cut papercraft kit, DIY project for stay-at-home times
Fox mask, laser-cut papercraft kit, DIY project for stay-at-home times
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$14.73 USD
Crocodile Desk Diver, paper alligator, swimming croc, geometric, polygonal, origami papercraft animal, slowing down everyday life
Crocodile Desk Diver, paper alligator, swimming croc, geometric, polygonal, origami papercraft animal, slowing down everyday life
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$39.29 USD
Flight of Birds Grey, Caramel, Iceberg, Grey, Rose, 5 birds
Flight of Birds Grey, Caramel, Iceberg, Grey, Rose, 5 birds
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$69.98 USD
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - Passion for Music
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - Passion for Music
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$2.09 USD
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - Couldn't care less
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - Couldn't care less
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$2.09 USD
Build your own Sabertooth Tiger Trophy
Build your own Sabertooth Tiger Trophy
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$72.44 USD
Postcard "Mini Frog" DIY papercraft template, Size: 210x105mm Happy Frog
Postcard "Mini Frog" DIY papercraft template, Size: 210x105mm Happy Frog
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$2.21 USD
Santaclaus DIY papercraft kit on Flyer, Saint Nicholas Paperwolf Postcard Size: 210x105mm
Santaclaus DIY papercraft kit on Flyer, Saint Nicholas Paperwolf Postcard Size: 210x105mm
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$2.09 USD
Postcard "Mini Penguin" - Christmas Edition DIY template
Postcard "Mini Penguin" - Christmas Edition DIY template
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$3.68 USD
Postcard "Rudolph the Reindeer" - Christmas Edition DIY template
Postcard "Rudolph the Reindeer" - Christmas Edition DIY template
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$3.68 USD
Flamingo Papercraft Kit, pink flamingo geometric paper sculpture, DIY 3D paper animal
Flamingo Papercraft Kit, pink flamingo geometric paper sculpture, DIY 3D paper animal
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$60.16 USD
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - Favorite Person
Postcards with a working organ pipe - paper whistle DIY kit - Favorite Person
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$2.09 USD
Sitting Cat Papercraft Kit by Paperwolf, perfect lockdown project
Sitting Cat Papercraft Kit by Paperwolf, perfect lockdown project
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$63.84 USD
ColorCube PAPERWOLF
ColorCube PAPERWOLF
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$2.15 USD
Postcards with working organ pipes - paper whistles 9 different motives
Postcards with working organ pipes - paper whistles 9 different motives
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$17.19 USD
Colorful Frogs Papercraft Kit for children, pdf digital instant download ebook
Colorful Frogs Papercraft Kit for children, pdf digital instant download ebook
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$11.66 USD
Trophy Collection  "The Big Five" DIY complete series
Trophy Collection "The Big Five" DIY complete series
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$272.56 USD
Hippo Hippopotamus Paper Animal, papercraft kit, wall trophy, paper trophy paperwolf original wall decor cardboard safari hippo head
Hippo Hippopotamus Paper Animal, papercraft kit, wall trophy, paper trophy paperwolf original wall decor cardboard safari hippo head
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$61.39 USD
Postcard easter rabbit, little brown bunny on a card. mini papercraft kit. Postcard Size: 210x105mm art edition
Postcard easter rabbit, little brown bunny on a card. mini papercraft kit. Postcard Size: 210x105mm art edition
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$2.21 USD
DIY Kit Penguin Mama and Chick by Paperwolf, 3D paper animal DIY cut out project grey white black
DIY Kit Penguin Mama and Chick by Paperwolf, 3D paper animal DIY cut out project grey white black
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$83.49 USD
Ceiling Kois - Fish shoal, Papercraft Kit (4 Fishes)
Ceiling Kois - Fish shoal, Papercraft Kit (4 Fishes)
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$95.76 USD
Happy Mole, papercraft kit by Paperwolf. Funny molehill, a cubic paper sculpture
Happy Mole, papercraft kit by Paperwolf. Funny molehill, a cubic paper sculpture
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$34.38 USD
Wooden Leopard Head, Precious Oiled Black Walnut Sculpture, Geometric Design. Limited Edition
Wooden Leopard Head, Precious Oiled Black Walnut Sculpture, Geometric Design. Limited Edition
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$3,928.79 USD
Ebook Papercraft Kit "Koi Taisho" carp pdf, fishes papercraft
Ebook Papercraft Kit "Koi Taisho" carp pdf, fishes papercraft
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$11.05 USD
Trophy Rhino PRE CUT The Big Five, african rhino animal papercraft, 3d Origami sculpture
Trophy Rhino PRE CUT The Big Five, african rhino animal papercraft, 3d Origami sculpture
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$60.16 USD
Trophy Buffalo PRE CUT "The Big Five" DIY 5
Trophy Buffalo PRE CUT "The Big Five" DIY 5
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$61.39 USD
DIY papercraft template Lion Trophy head no. 4, 3D puzzle
DIY papercraft template Lion Trophy head no. 4, 3D puzzle
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$55.25 USD
Sitting Rhino Paper Sculpture DIY papercraft set, foldable paper animal, Paperwolf geometric polygon look, animal cardboard statuette
Sitting Rhino Paper Sculpture DIY papercraft set, foldable paper animal, Paperwolf geometric polygon look, animal cardboard statuette
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$41.74 USD

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