Papercraft includes a range of intricately skilled activities, such as Origami, PapelPicado, Chinese paper cutting, Wychinanki, Paper Modelling, Card making, Decoupage, Papier Mache, Quilling, Paper Jewelry making, and more.
Most people take up papercraft as a pastime activity, to begin with. It is a great way to get in touch with your creative side, stimulate your senses, and take some time off to be able to come up with creative solutions to work-related challenges.
Studies have suggested several benefits that associate mental well-being with papercraft. Immersing oneself in papercraft for a significant amount of time helps release dopamine which helps combat conditions like depression, stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. In the long term, practicing papercraft ensures repeated ‘hits’ of feel-good chemical releases that can make one a creative and productive person. It is a great way to improve self-efficiency.
This increasing recognition for papercraft is good news for those who have been practicing it as a hobby and are getting really good at it! Yes, your hobby, which is definitely a skill set now, can be monetized.
For starters, get your papercraft out on the innumerable regional and international marketing platforms you have access to. People all over the world are turning to inexpensive aesthetic alternatives to decorate their homes while supporting small artists. You would always find buyers for your papercraft if you plan to start a small customized business.
Create social media handles exclusively for your craft. Watching papercraft related posts and videos is an increasing trend, especially among today’s tweens, teenagers, and youngsters. You are in for a bigger audience if you are able to create time-lapse video tutorials of you creating the papercraft with soothing music. If you have the talent to create what qualifies for ‘satisfying video content’, post those with relevant hashtags to gain a larger number of teenage followers.
With a significant number of viewers, you can soon become an influencer who can endorse craft supplies in your specialized domain.
If you are not looking to monetize, consider volunteering at local mental well-being centers, orphanages, old-age homes, specially-abled people’s homes, destitute shelters, or any other place that could use your skills to help people in agony feel better for some time.