STORY Aug 5, 2015
 

Giving a cardboard doll to a child

I give cardboard Licca-chan doll to my daughter.
I give cardboard Licca-chan doll to my daughter.
I don't want to buy toys.

When my daughter of two years old asks me to buy a toy, I say, "OK, I will make one." And I make a fake toy with cardboard.

But soon she got tired of cardboard toys, and began to ask for a ready-made toy.

"This is bad. I have to make an amazing one and make her discover new merits on me," I thought so and I decided to make a cardboard doll.
Born in Osaka in 1980, makes a living by writing articles and creates movies on the Internet, has one daughter, also made Hebokon movie.
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These are cardboard toys I made.

Before I talk about the doll, I'll show you the cardboard toys I made.

At first it was easy. She said she wanted glasses, and I cut the cardboard for her.
At first I made cardboard glasses.
At first I made cardboard glasses.
She liked the glasses and wore them all day. We were smiling because they looked heart-warming, although looked poor. Next she asked for a baby buggy.

She said she wanted a baby buggy to put on a baby doll she had.

This is her first begging. "She has grown up a bit." My parental feeling caught fire. Immediately I started to make it with cardboard.
I created the technique of cutting cardboard and attaching it with packing tape.
I created the technique of cutting cardboard and attaching it with packing tape.
Despite the wheels didn't rotate, my daughter also liked it and playing with it well.

This time her desire of toys began to catch fire.
Next she asked for a cash register. I created the technique to put a colored paper.
Next she asked for a cash register. I created the technique to put a colored paper.
Robot. I created a technique to make a joint with a toothpick. The quality is improving.
Robot. I created a technique to make a joint with a toothpick. The quality is improving.

She has begun to find out.

She did not get anything from the robot. After nursing it to sleep, she left it somewhere. Probably because it was not so good as she expected.

And recently I had an shocking experience.

The direct mail we got had a paper craft cash register, and she began to play with it instead of the cardboard one.


"This is small, so you like the one I made, don't you?"
"No, I like this. do your job, dad."

I was shocked. The cardboard cash register was defeated easily by the neatly designed paper cash register.

Making Licca-chan doll

Now I'll make a serious effort.

I use cardboard and make something that gains an overwhelming popularity among children. Popular toy..... This may be a speculation of a father, but speaking of girls' toy, we think of Licca-chan doll. It is the most popular doll in Japan, defeating Barbie.
I'm suffering from a sense of contradiction at the time I buy the real one.
I'm suffering from a sense of contradiction at the time I buy the real one.

Copying Licca-chan doll with cardboard

I can't make Licca-chan doll with cardboard because I do not know the original one, so I bought one.

I started to make toys with cardboard because I didn't want to buy ready-made ones. But eventually I bought a ready-made one, which I felt with intense contradiction.

But I have no time to talk drivel. I will defeat the paper craft cash register. After my daughter goes to sleep, I copy the doll with cardboard.
I devote to copy it saying,
I devote to copy it saying, "the legs are about this length".

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