Having completed the challenge, Clare says papercrafting is definitely something she'd like to do again. "I love how there are things to make for every season. There are loads of Christmas-themed goodies, and when we have the time, we'd love to tackle one of the more complicated projects such as the miniature bakery or the polygon animals."
In addition to being a fun craft activity, papercraft toys and accessories are better for the environment than plastic, as well as being relatively cheap to build and easier to dispose of when children inevitably grow bored with them. Canon Matte Photo Paper can be recycled alongside your regular paper/card recycling – although this might not be the case if you are decorating your designs with other materials or using glue (always check your local recycling guidelines).
"Plastic is everywhere," Clare continues, "especially when it comes to children. I'd much rather use something that's recyclable."
Look out for our next challenge, which is themed around an autumn birthday party. In the meantime, see what else you can make with Creative Park templates, and don't forget to share your creations using the #MadeWithPixma hashtag. You can also find plenty of inspiration on our Pinterest page. Good luck!