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Paper Puffer

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Paper Puffer! Use the paper puffer to clear eraser-dust from your sketch book or for cleaning your camera lenses or a thousand and one other uses requiring you to remove dust form a surface without touching it. Made entirely from paper this hand held air blower is the perfect addition to any artists tool kit. This project is available for everyone to download for free.

If you enjoy this model, check out the robives.com membership. As a member you can download all the hundreds of other projects on the site for free!


Download the file to your computer and open it. Print out the first page onto thin card. (230 micron / 67lb) I used coloured card for a colourful model.

Print out the second page onto normal printer paper.

Score along the dotted and dashed lines then carefully cut out the parts.



Making the bellows is the tricky part. Lets get this out of the way! Pre-crease all the dotted and dashed lines before you start assembly.


Roll the bellows round a suitably sized plastic bottle with the tabs at the ends. Glue the bellows into a tube carefully lining up the end.


Starting from one end work your way round folding down one layer at a time.


Keep going one layer as a time...


...all the way down...


...until the bellows are folded. Well done!


The rest is easy :-) Fold round and glue down the nozzle.


Fold over the handle piece as shown to make double thickness card.


Fold over the two ends to make double thickness card. Set aside until the glue is dry.


Cut out the two ends as shown.


Cut out the handle and glue it into place on the back piece.


Glue the nozzle into the front piece as shown.


Glue the bellows to the front piece.


Finish off the puffer by gluing on the rear piece.


Pump the bellows to blow away any unwanted dust!

Download: 
puffer.pdf (1.67 MB)

Paper Puffer! Use the paper puffer to clear eraser-dust from your sketch book or for cleaning your camera lenses or a thousand and one other uses requiring you to remove dust form a surface without touching it. Made entirely from paper this hand held air blower is the perfect addition to any artists tool kit. This project is available for everyone to download for free.

If you enjoy this model, check out the robives.com membership. As a member you can download all the hundreds of other projects on the site for free!


Download the file to your computer and open it. Print out the first page onto thin card. (230 micron / 67lb) I used coloured card for a colourful model.

Print out the second page onto normal printer paper.

Score along the dotted and dashed lines then carefully cut out the parts.



Making the bellows is the tricky part. Lets get this out of the way! Pre-crease all the dotted and dashed lines before you start assembly.


Roll the bellows round a suitably sized plastic bottle with the tabs at the ends. Glue the bellows into a tube carefully lining up the end.


Starting from one end work your way round folding down one layer at a time.


Keep going one layer as a time...


...all the way down...


...until the bellows are folded. Well done!


The rest is easy :-) Fold round and glue down the nozzle.


Fold over the handle piece as shown to make double thickness card.


Fold over the two ends to make double thickness card. Set aside until the glue is dry.


Cut out the two ends as shown.


Cut out the handle and glue it into place on the back piece.


Glue the nozzle into the front piece as shown.


Glue the bellows to the front piece.


Finish off the puffer by gluing on the rear piece.


Pump the bellows to blow away any unwanted dust!

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Cat o' Log

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In the early days of Flying Pig I printed an annual cataologue of all the model from the site. One year, as an added value item in the catalogue, I added this Cat o' Log cat on the last page for people to cut out and make.
Today I received an email from subscriber Carolyn asking about the availability of the Cat o' Log model. I had forgotten all about it but a little searching through my Hard Disks and I turned up the file and couple of images.
I'm pleased to be able to share the file here on the website for everyone to download and make.
The file comes with both parts and instructions on a single sheet, the second page of the file is to be printed on the back, flip the sheet over and return in to the printer before printing out page two.
Thanks for the reminder Carolyn, have fun!

Download: 
cat-o-log.pdf (287.64 KB)

In the early days of Flying Pig I printed an annual cataologue of all the model from the site. One year, as an added value item in the catalogue, I added this Cat o' Log cat on the last page for people to cut out and make.
Today I received an email from subscriber Carolyn asking about the availability of the Cat o' Log model. I had forgotten all about it but a little searching through my Hard Disks and I turned up the file and couple of images.
I'm pleased to be able to share the file here on the website for everyone to download and make.
The file comes with both parts and instructions on a single sheet, the second page of the file is to be printed on the back, flip the sheet over and return in to the printer before printing out page two.
Thanks for the reminder Carolyn, have fun!

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Allsorts

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Here's a special paper treat for you to cut out and make. These Allsorts paper candies make a great table decoration and are perfect if you are on a diet!

Members and Patrons can download the files for free right now, Non-members will be able to download them for free after 5th November


The sweets are all really simple to make. Here's a quick run down on what to do. Print out the parts onto thin card. Score between the dotted lines, I've left the dotted lines off the actual faces for a cleaner look. All the round sweets are made the same way. Curve round the long strip and glue it down to the marked area.


Glue on the base


Glue on the top.


All the square sweets are the same design. Score between the dotted lines, this diagram shows all the lines that need scoring.


Glue up the box.


Glue down the lid. Simple as that.


The full set of Allsorts looks tasty and colourful in a simple bowl.

Here's a special paper treat for you to cut out and make. These Allsorts paper candies make a great table decoration and are perfect if you are on a diet!

Members and Patrons can download the files for free right now, Non-members will be able to download them for free after 5th November


The sweets are all really simple to make. Here's a quick run down on what to do. Print out the parts onto thin card. Score between the dotted lines, I've left the dotted lines off the actual faces for a cleaner look. All the round sweets are made the same way. Curve round the long strip and glue it down to the marked area.


Glue on the base


Glue on the top.


All the square sweets are the same design. Score between the dotted lines, this diagram shows all the lines that need scoring.


Glue up the box.


Glue down the lid. Simple as that.


The full set of Allsorts looks tasty and colourful in a simple bowl.

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Tuneable Pipe

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A free paper project for everyone to download and make. The pipes will be at the centre of a tweeting bird automata which I am currently working on , however they do make a charming side project on there own - hence this download.

You can hear the pipes in action here on my Instagram account - don't forget to follow me on Instagram to keep up to date with my latest models.

Download the parts and print them out onto thin card, 230 gsm / 67 lb card is about right. Score the dotted and dashed lines then cut out the hole before carefully cutting out the parts.

Pipes need to be made accurately to work properly. Take care.


Fold up and glue the pipe cover.


Assemble the tube. This pipe uses an open end design.


Glue the cover as accurately as possible to the grey areas on the body of the pipe. The dotted line on the tabs should be lined up exactly with the bottom edge of the pipe body.


Assemble the tuning slide then slide it into position with the cut out at the top..


 

That's it! Blow through the base of the cover to make the whistle sound. Move the slide up and down to change the pitch.

Next up, the bellows crank mechanism fromthe previous post.

Download: 
pipes.pdf (1.59 MB)

 

 

A free paper project for everyone to download and make. The pipes will be at the centre of a tweeting bird automata which I am currently working on , however they do make a charming side project on there own - hence this download.

You can hear the pipes in action here on my Instagram account - don't forget to follow me on Instagram to keep up to date with my latest models.

Download the parts and print them out onto thin card, 230 gsm / 67 lb card is about right. Score the dotted and dashed lines then cut out the hole before carefully cutting out the parts.

Pipes need to be made accurately to work properly. Take care.


Fold up and glue the pipe cover.


Assemble the tube. This pipe uses an open end design.


Glue the cover as accurately as possible to the grey areas on the body of the pipe. The dotted line on the tabs should be lined up exactly with the bottom edge of the pipe body.


Assemble the tuning slide then slide it into position with the cut out at the top..


 

That's it! Blow through the base of the cover to make the whistle sound. Move the slide up and down to change the pitch.

Next up, the bellows crank mechanism fromthe previous post.

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Frenchie - Poseable Paper Dog to Download and Make

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I've designed a set of four download-and-make poseable paper dogs for Brother International. You can download the parts and instructions for construction from the Brother website.

Click on the pictures below or this link to vist the page for the Frenchie

Frenchie Jack Russell Sausage Dog Scottie

I've designed a set of four download-and-make poseable paper dogs for Brother International. You can download the parts and instructions for construction from the Brother website.

Click on the pictures below or this link to vist the page for the Frenchie

Frenchie Jack Russell Sausage Dog Scottie

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Unicorn! Download and Make.

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Paper Unicorn!

Rock the unicorn back and forth and she stretches out her head and neck using a simple linkage concealed beneath the body.

I designed this model for Brother International Creative Centre, it is available to download for free here.

It is a fairly straightforward model being classified as medium difficulty on their website. I hope you enjoy it!

Paper Unicorn!

Rock the unicorn back and forth and she stretches out her head and neck using a simple linkage concealed beneath the body.

I designed this model for Brother International Creative Centre, it is available to download for free here.

It is a fairly straightforward model being classified as medium difficulty on their website. I hope you enjoy it!

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Paper Bird

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These simple-to-make paper birds are a delightful decoration to brighten up any house!

The parts are available at the link for everybody to download for free. Included in the parts file is a special discount code that gives you 10% discount on standard membership and 20% discount on membership plus! The special offer is valid for use until the end of August 2014. I hope you enjoy making these paper birds!


Print out the parts onto thin card. 230 micron / 67lb is ideal. Score the dotted and dashed lines and cut along the solid lines before carefully cutting out the parts.


To make the bird extra colourful, print it out twice onto complementary coloured card. Cut out both sets of parts then use the legs, feet and beak from one colour and the remaining parts from the other colour. Once you are done you can make a matching, complementary bird with the remaining set of parts.


Glue one side of the beak to the head lining it up between the two dots. (Arrowed)


Glue the other half of the body to the other side of the beak. Don't glue anything else, just the beak. Make sure that the body halves are lined up.


Glue the body top into place. Start with the first set of tabs lined up with the bottom of the beak. (Arrowed)


Finish gluing the body top into place lining it up with the top of the body sides.

Glue the two wings to the tabs on the side of the body.


Fold round and glue down the end of the body inner to make a triangular tube.


Glue the end tab of the body inner to the front underside of the body top. Glue the sides of the body inner into place so that it slopes down at forty five degrees.


Assemble the legs as shown. The knee should be at ninety degrees.


Glue the feet to the legs.


Glue the legs to the body inner. Use the grey glue areas for alignment.


The completed paper bird! Try making a flock of different colour birds or try making birds from pattern printed papers.

Download: 
paperbird.pdf (2.59 MB)

These simple-to-make paper birds are a delightful decoration to brighten up any house!

The parts are available at the link for everybody to download for free. Included in the parts file is a special discount code that gives you 10% discount on standard membership and 20% discount on membership plus! The special offer is valid for use until the end of August 2014. I hope you enjoy making these paper birds!


Print out the parts onto thin card. 230 micron / 67lb is ideal. Score the dotted and dashed lines and cut along the solid lines before carefully cutting out the parts.


To make the bird extra colourful, print it out twice onto complementary coloured card. Cut out both sets of parts then use the legs, feet and beak from one colour and the remaining parts from the other colour. Once you are done you can make a matching, complementary bird with the remaining set of parts.


Glue one side of the beak to the head lining it up between the two dots. (Arrowed)


Glue the other half of the body to the other side of the beak. Don't glue anything else, just the beak. Make sure that the body halves are lined up.


Glue the body top into place. Start with the first set of tabs lined up with the bottom of the beak. (Arrowed)


Finish gluing the body top into place lining it up with the top of the body sides.

Glue the two wings to the tabs on the side of the body.


Fold round and glue down the end of the body inner to make a triangular tube.


Glue the end tab of the body inner to the front underside of the body top. Glue the sides of the body inner into place so that it slopes down at forty five degrees.


Assemble the legs as shown. The knee should be at ninety degrees.


Glue the feet to the legs.


Glue the legs to the body inner. Use the grey glue areas for alignment.


The completed paper bird! Try making a flock of different colour birds or try making birds from pattern printed papers.

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ASheep3

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Turn the handle on the Agreeable Sheep and she agrees with everything you say.
"Are you impressed with my cutting skills?" Yes!
"Shall we have a coffee and cake?" Yes!
"Is it time to go home?" Yes!
"Does my bum look big in this?" Probably best not to ask.
The MkIII Agreeable Sheep is now three times as agreeable as previous versions! Turn the handle once and she nods three times powered by the triangular cam concealed in the box base. The model also features a host of improved paper engineering designs from round axle to improved base layout. Ready to start? Yes!

 


The Agreeable Sheep is free for everyone to download. Just click on the link on the top of the page to get started.
There are three sheets of parts. For each sheet, print out the front onto thin card (230 micron/67lb) flip the card over, return it to the printer and print out the back. If you would prefer to choose your own colour scheme there is also an uncoloured version included within the file.

 

Once the ink is completely dry, score along all the dotted and dashed lines, cut out the holes, then carefully cut out the parts.


We'll start by making the sheep.

Fold up and glue together the head.


Fold up and glue together the body inner.


Glue the body inner into the inside of the body. The front edge corner arrowed here should be approx 3mm above the front edge of the front leg.


Gently curve the body round and and glue it to the other side of the body inner.


Glue the neck into place.


Glue the head to the tab on the neck. The head should now be free to nod up and down.


Assemble the head push rod.


Glue the large tab on the push rod into the head. Line it up so that the crease touches the neck tab.


Now to make the box for the sheep to stand on.

Fold up and glue down the box top. The three triangular tubes should all be right angled triangles.


Thread the push rod down through the hole in the box top. Glue the feet to the marked areas.


Assemble the cam follower.


Fit the cam follower end into place lining up the end with the cam follower front.


You'll need two small coins as weights. UK one pence pieces are the perfect size. (20mm diameter 4gram weight) US$ cent and Euro cent are also a good fit. Wrap a strip of scrap card round the coins and glue it shut. Glue the coin pack to the top of the cam follower.


Glue the cam follower to the front of the box top. Glue the push rod to the other end of the cam follower. If you lift the cam follower with your finger the sheep should nod.


Make the triangular cam by folding over the card piece into double thickness card then, once the glue is dry, carefully cut it out.


Thread the cam onto the cam shaft lining it up with the grey line.


Roll up the axle and glue it down lining up the ends accurately against the five arrow heads.


Fold round and glue down the tabs at the ends of the box front to make triangular tubes.


Glue the box front to the front edge of the box top as accurately as possible.


Thread the axle through one hole, through the cam shaft and out of the other hole. There should be slightly more axle to the right of the box as this is where the handle will fit.


Glue the back of the box to the box top. Don't glue the sides down yet.


Assemble the box base with right angled triangle sides in the same way that you made the top. Glue the base to the back.


Glue the base to the front closing the box. Glue the side flaps front and back, into place.


Fold in the flaps on the front of the box and glue them to the inside of the box walls.


Glue together the tabs in the box back to make triangular tubes.


Assemble the handle in three steps.


Glue the handle into place.


Turn the handle on your completed Agreeable Sheep.
Did it work? Yes, yes, yes!

Download: 

Turn the handle on the Agreeable Sheep and she agrees with everything you say.
"Are you impressed with my cutting skills?" Yes!
"Shall we have a coffee and cake?" Yes!
"Is it time to go home?" Yes!
"Does my bum look big in this?" Probably best not to ask.
The MkIII Agreeable Sheep is now three times as agreeable as previous versions! Turn the handle once and she nods three times powered by the triangular cam concealed in the box base. The model also features a host of improved paper engineering designs from round axle to improved base layout. Ready to start? Yes!

 


The Agreeable Sheep is free for everyone to download. Just click on the link on the top of the page to get started.
There are three sheets of parts. For each sheet, print out the front onto thin card (230 micron/67lb) flip the card over, return it to the printer and print out the back. If you would prefer to choose your own colour scheme there is also an uncoloured version included within the file.

 

Once the ink is completely dry, score along all the dotted and dashed lines, cut out the holes, then carefully cut out the parts.


We'll start by making the sheep.

Fold up and glue together the head.


Fold up and glue together the body inner.


Glue the body inner into the inside of the body. The front edge corner arrowed here should be approx 3mm above the front edge of the front leg.


Gently curve the body round and and glue it to the other side of the body inner.


Glue the neck into place.


Glue the head to the tab on the neck. The head should now be free to nod up and down.


Assemble the head push rod.


Glue the large tab on the push rod into the head. Line it up so that the crease touches the neck tab.


Now to make the box for the sheep to stand on.

Fold up and glue down the box top. The three triangular tubes should all be right angled triangles.


Thread the push rod down through the hole in the box top. Glue the feet to the marked areas.


Assemble the cam follower.


Fit the cam follower end into place lining up the end with the cam follower front.


You'll need two small coins as weights. UK one pence pieces are the perfect size. (20mm diameter 4gram weight) US$ cent and Euro cent are also a good fit. Wrap a strip of scrap card round the coins and glue it shut. Glue the coin pack to the top of the cam follower.


Glue the cam follower to the front of the box top. Glue the push rod to the other end of the cam follower. If you lift the cam follower with your finger the sheep should nod.


Make the triangular cam by folding over the card piece into double thickness card then, once the glue is dry, carefully cut it out.


Thread the cam onto the cam shaft lining it up with the grey line.


Roll up the axle and glue it down lining up the ends accurately against the five arrow heads.


Fold round and glue down the tabs at the ends of the box front to make triangular tubes.


Glue the box front to the front edge of the box top as accurately as possible.


Thread the axle through one hole, through the cam shaft and out of the other hole. There should be slightly more axle to the right of the box as this is where the handle will fit.


Glue the back of the box to the box top. Don't glue the sides down yet.


Assemble the box base with right angled triangle sides in the same way that you made the top. Glue the base to the back.


Glue the base to the front closing the box. Glue the side flaps front and back, into place.


Fold in the flaps on the front of the box and glue them to the inside of the box walls.


Glue together the tabs in the box back to make triangular tubes.


Assemble the handle in three steps.


Glue the handle into place.


Turn the handle on your completed Agreeable Sheep.
Did it work? Yes, yes, yes!

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Birthday Cake

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Originally made for #1daughter's 21st birthday, this papercraft birthday cake is free for everyone to download and make!

Download the parts at the link. Print out the three sheet onto thin card (230gsm / 67lb) Score along all the dotted and dashed lines cut out the holes then carefully cut out the parts.


Glue the three pieces of the cake slice together then fold it up and glue it to make a slice.


Roll round the candle body into a tight tube gluing it down so that the stripes on the candle line up making a spiral pattern.

Fold over the flame parts and glue them down to make double thickness card. Leave the ends unglued. Fold up the ends of the wick as shown in the centre image.

Fit the flame into the candle tube.


Thread the candle down into the cake so that the end of the candle touches the inside bottom of the cake slice.


Join the cake top and bottom using the wedge piece.


Glue the two side strips to the ends of the wedge.


Glue the edge strips down to the tabs. Work your way round slowly gluing two or three tabs at a time. Make sure your cake stays straight and un-twisted as you do so.


The completed cake body should sit nice and flat on the table.


Assemble the remaining five candles...


...and fit them into the cake.

And there it is, a delicious no-calories birthday cake.

Happy Birthday Martha! Your cake is on its way. You'll just need to unpack it and fit the candles. X

Also, by happy coincidence, Happy Birthday to good friend of the website, Smelter!

Originally made for #1daughter's 21st birthday, this papercraft birthday cake is free for everyone to download and make!

Download the parts at the link. Print out the three sheet onto thin card (230gsm / 67lb) Score along all the dotted and dashed lines cut out the holes then carefully cut out the parts.


Glue the three pieces of the cake slice together then fold it up and glue it to make a slice.


Roll round the candle body into a tight tube gluing it down so that the stripes on the candle line up making a spiral pattern.

Fold over the flame parts and glue them down to make double thickness card. Leave the ends unglued. Fold up the ends of the wick as shown in the centre image.

Fit the flame into the candle tube.


Thread the candle down into the cake so that the end of the candle touches the inside bottom of the cake slice.


Join the cake top and bottom using the wedge piece.


Glue the two side strips to the ends of the wedge.


Glue the edge strips down to the tabs. Work your way round slowly gluing two or three tabs at a time. Make sure your cake stays straight and un-twisted as you do so.


The completed cake body should sit nice and flat on the table.


Assemble the remaining five candles...


...and fit them into the cake.

And there it is, a delicious no-calories birthday cake.

Happy Birthday Martha! Your cake is on its way. You'll just need to unpack it and fit the candles. X

Also, by happy coincidence, Happy Birthday to good friend of the website, Smelter!

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Owl Papertoy

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A simple but fun papertoy owl to download and make. This model can be used as a static model or with a little ingenuity, as part of a paper animation.

Everybody can download the parts for free. Have fun!

 


Print out the parts onto thin card. Score along the dotted lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the parts.

The head is made by rolling round the head strip and gluing it down then folding down the curved flaps. No need to glue them.


If you want to make the wings move, glue the top of the strip to the back of the wing so that it just touches the crease line at the top of the wing.


Glue the fillet into place to make a bell crank as shown.


Thread the long tab through the hole in the body and glue the semi-circular tab to the grey semi-circular area. Repeat this process with the second wing.


Roll the body round and glue it down.


Glue on the feet.


Glue the head to the body to complete the owl.

Use this as a finished model or as a starting point to design your own paper animation model. I'll be demoing an idea or two in the next few posts.

Download: 
owlpapertoy.pdf (2.43 MB)

A simple but fun papertoy owl to download and make. This model can be used as a static model or with a little ingenuity, as part of a paper animation.

Everybody can download the parts for free. Have fun!

 


Print out the parts onto thin card. Score along the dotted lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the parts.

The head is made by rolling round the head strip and gluing it down then folding down the curved flaps. No need to glue them.


If you want to make the wings move, glue the top of the strip to the back of the wing so that it just touches the crease line at the top of the wing.


Glue the fillet into place to make a bell crank as shown.


Thread the long tab through the hole in the body and glue the semi-circular tab to the grey semi-circular area. Repeat this process with the second wing.


Roll the body round and glue it down.


Glue on the feet.


Glue the head to the body to complete the owl.

Use this as a finished model or as a starting point to design your own paper animation model. I'll be demoing an idea or two in the next few posts.

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