Skip to main content

Hi, I’m Vera van Wolferen a papercraft artist & animation director from The Netherlands.

Papercraft DIY-kits
Make your own paper world!


Pay a visit to the
and enter a paper universe
on this interactive website.


My latest projects

Vera van Wolferen

Nice to meet you!

Dutch visual artist Vera van Wolferen creates intricate and meticulously-constructed scenes out of paper, cardboard and wood. As a playful escapist she creates ‘Story Objects’, mostly miniature sculptures that look like sets for animated films. Her dreamt-up architectural worlds are vehicles for the imagination.

She’s currently developing the Thought Hopper 3000 an interactive website on which you can visit a paper camper. Vera divides her time between self-initiated projects and working for commercial clients. She has made papercraft set-designs, stop-motion animation and window displays for brands like Heineken, Facebook, Bosch and Ortec.

In 2017 she was supported by Playgrounds Next, the talent development program of Playgrounds. In 2013 she was named one of the new-generation animators by Monocle. Her graduation film How to Catch a Bird was a Vimeo Staff Pick.

If you’d like to support Vera’s projects go to and get a DIY-kit to build your own paper camper. Keep an eye on her instagram account to see when new paper sculptures and birdhouse families will be added to the shop.

You can find some publications of Vera’s work on Creative Boom, The Jealous CuratorFubiz, This is ColossalIgnant, Brown Paper Bag, All About PapercuttingDesignwrld, and Juxtapoz.

For freelance work, inquiries about sculptures and prints, internships or other questions just contact me!

Tourist Trap

Animated short


Jeep is looking for the ultimate vacation spot; an idyllic island full of wilderness and beautiful tropical birds. Once arrived Jeep finds out that he is not the only adventurer. What started as an idyllic trip escalates quickly into a true tourist trap where no escape is possible.


  • Nederlands Film Festival | September 2020 | The Netherlands
  • Playgrounds The Art Department | October 2020 | The Netherlands
  • Cinekid | October 2020 | The Netherlands
  • Animateka | December 2020 | Slovenia
  • Dumbo Film Festival | April 2021 | USA
  • Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart | May 2021 | Germany
  • Très Court International Film Festival | June 2021 | France
  • Playgrounds The Art Department | June 2021 | World Tour
  • Filmfest Dresden | July 2021 | Germany
  • Lago Film Festival | July 2021 | Italy
  • IndieLisboa | August 2021 | Portugal


Sign-up for my mailinglist and I’ll let you know about upcoming exhibitions, projects and shop updates.


If you have any questions, just send me an email!

    Your name (required)

    Your e-mail (required)


    Your message