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Cute Paper Cutouts Interact with Real Life

Paper cutouts of cartoon characters have evolved into a meme known as Paper Child with a community on deviantART by the name of #paperchildREVOLUTION dedicated to the craft. The basic idea behind the ongoing, user-submitted project is to take photos of creatively composed paper characters against a real-life backdrop. Some of the best in this particular dA group are submitted by 22-year-old French artist Laura, better known as Lowra.

Lowra's Paper Child contributions offer an entertaining blend of whimsy and real-life interaction. While common themes in the meme involve a human hand lifting their crafted characters up by their shirts, Lowra takes things a step further by adding real props. The clever artist dangles her little paper pal over a pot of boiling water, engages in a sword/knife fight, and even offers a few treats for the cast of paper crafts to interact with.














#paperchildREVOLUTION on deviantART
Lowra on deviantART
via [Laughing Squid]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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