You’ve got a friend in me! Get excited, because the newest addition to my Disney Paper Lantern series is comin’ at you! Reconnect with your inner kid, and check out all your favorite characters in this one-of-a-kind Toy Story paper lantern!
Who didn’t love Toy Story as a kid? Imagining your toys coming to life when you’re not looking—that’s pretty much the most awesome childhood fantasy there is! Not to mention that the animation was second to none for it’s time.
Davian, my four-year-old wanted to see what I was making, and was immediately able to pick out Buzz Lightyear, which I thought was pretty awesome! Once he took a closer look, he could identify all of the other Toy Story pals as well.
For this design, I ended up going a very similar route as I did with my Mickey and friends lantern: using larger, more detailed characters as opposed to specific scenes from the film(s). I decided to go this direction because: (1) I had a hard time pinpointing an exact scene I wanted to replicate that would include all the characters, and (2) There are just too many great characters in the Toy Story movies, and I didn’t want to leave out more than was absolutely necessary.
I don’t know if I can pick a “favorite” part of this design. All the characters are so expressive and unique. I just had a blast designing all of them!
To learn how to assemble my paper lanterns, see this tutorial.
Like most all my paper lanterns, removing the final design from your cutting mat is as much of an art as the cut itself, so be sure to go slowly.
Enjoy putting this fun Toy Story paper lantern together! Do you know a Toy Story fanatic that would love one of these lanterns?
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**All Disney-inspired designs on this site are unofficial, fan creations and not associated with the Disney cooperation.