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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Color, Cut, Create

Each Color, Cut, Create book is three activity books in one:

  1. Color your paper toys
  2. Cut them out and construct sturdy 3D animals, objects, and play sets
  3. Create imaginative stories, dioramas, and more

All you need is scissors, markers, and glue. No fussy instructions or delicate designs—these are toys that kids are actually meant to play with! It’s paper engineering made easy, and with over 75 paper toys in one book, kids will happily color, build, and play creatively for hours!

Merrill Rainey

Growing up, Merrill Rainey spent most of his Saturday afternoons watching monster movies, drawing superheroes, and going on imaginary adventures with his siblings. Today, he is a cowboy-boot-wearing, award-winning illustrator, designer, and paper engineer. Merrill likes to experiment with art tools and uses marker, cut paper, or water soluble graphite to create his illustrations. Merrill lives in the historic town of Maumee, Ohio, with his editor (his wife), subject matter experts (his kids), and very opinionated coworkers (two pups, two goldfish, and some crabby hermit crabs).

Merrill Rainey

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Odd Dot

Odd Dot is an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group dedicated to creating joyful books for curious minds. Our mission is to develop interactive and substantive gift books that explore categories and formats never seen before. We are a proudly odd mix of makers, creators, and engineers, guided by the priorities of innovation, education, and play.

Odd Dot