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Paper Trump. Tremendous!

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Love him or hate him you'll love this tremendous model of Trump I just published on the Instructables website.

Check it out and download for free here.

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Love him or hate him you'll love this tremendous model of Trump I just published on the Instructables website.

Check it out and download for free here.

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Boombox Penguin

£2.00

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Say what you will, there really is nothing quite like a penguin holding a boom box in the air with his flippers.

This model is inspired by a vision I woke up to a couple of days ago. The subconscious is a weird thing. Members and Patrons can download the model at the link for free, thanks for signing up! Non-members can join in the fun for £2 / $3

It is all pretty straightforward to put together this delightful papertoy so let's get started.


Print out the parts onto a single sheet of thin card. Score along the dotted and dashed lines the carefully cut out the parts.


Fold up and glue the boom box.


Fold over and glue down the handle to make a double thickness card. Once the glue is dry carefully cut the handle out.


Glue the handle the top of the box to complete it.


Making the penguin.

The wings and feet are made from double thickness card. Fold them over and glue them down. Once the glue is dry on these parts and cut them out.


Starting from the back, glue the sides to the body two or three tabs at a time.


Leave the base flap un-glued for now.


Glue on the beak.


Add the eyes.


Glue the wings to the boom box.


Glue the wings to the body.


Fold up and glue down the base. Complete the model by gluing on the feet.


Ta daa!

Say what you will, there really is nothing quite like a penguin holding a boom box in the air with his flippers.

This model is inspired by a vision I woke up to a couple of days ago. The subconscious is a weird thing. Members and Patrons can download the model at the link for free, thanks for signing up! Non-members can join in the fun for £2 / $3

It is all pretty straightforward to put together this delightful papertoy so let's get started.


Print out the parts onto a single sheet of thin card. Score along the dotted and dashed lines the carefully cut out the parts.


Fold up and glue the boom box.


Fold over and glue down the handle to make a double thickness card. Once the glue is dry carefully cut the handle out.


Glue the handle the top of the box to complete it.


Making the penguin.

The wings and feet are made from double thickness card. Fold them over and glue them down. Once the glue is dry on these parts and cut them out.


Starting from the back, glue the sides to the body two or three tabs at a time.


Leave the base flap un-glued for now.


Glue on the beak.


Add the eyes.


Glue the wings to the boom box.


Glue the wings to the body.


Fold up and glue down the base. Complete the model by gluing on the feet.


Ta daa!

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Sledging Penguin

£2.00

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Download and make the Sledging Penguin as a stand-alone papertoy or as character starting point for your own paper animations. The Sledging Penguin is a perfect model for combining with one of the Essential Mechanisms. Members can download the parts for free, thanks for your support! Non-members can join in the fun for £2/$3


Print out the parts onto thin card (230 micron / 67lb)

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


Making the Penguin

The wings and feet are made from double thickness card, this allows them to be printed in colour on both side. Fold the parts over and glue them down. When the glue is dry carefully cut them out.


Starting from one end of the body glue the sides into place. Glue a couple of tabs at a time and work your way round to complete the body.


Give the beak a gentle curve along its length then glue it to the lower part of the eye area.


Glue on the eyes in to place covering the beak tabs.


Glue the feet into position.


Complete the penguin by gluing on the wings.


Making the Sledge

The sledge sides are made from double thickness card. Fold them over, glue them down then carefully cut them out.


Assemble the sledge base as shown.


Glue the sides to the sledge body.


Make a rope by cutting a long thin strip of scrap card and gluing it onto place as shown.


Glue the Penguin into place on the sledge to complete the model.

Handy tip if you are using the Penguin as part of an automata: when attaching the Penguin, glue just the feet so that the body is free to rock back and forth.


Try fitting the completed penguin to one of the Essential Mechanisms to bring it to life. The crank slider shown here makes the sledge bob and jump. Why not try attaching it to a mesh gear to make the penguin spin on the spot!

Download and make the Sledging Penguin as a stand-alone papertoy or as character starting point for your own paper animations. The Sledging Penguin is a perfect model for combining with one of the Essential Mechanisms. Members can download the parts for free, thanks for your support! Non-members can join in the fun for £2/$3


Print out the parts onto thin card (230 micron / 67lb)

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


Making the Penguin

The wings and feet are made from double thickness card, this allows them to be printed in colour on both side. Fold the parts over and glue them down. When the glue is dry carefully cut them out.


Starting from one end of the body glue the sides into place. Glue a couple of tabs at a time and work your way round to complete the body.


Give the beak a gentle curve along its length then glue it to the lower part of the eye area.


Glue on the eyes in to place covering the beak tabs.


Glue the feet into position.


Complete the penguin by gluing on the wings.


Making the Sledge

The sledge sides are made from double thickness card. Fold them over, glue them down then carefully cut them out.


Assemble the sledge base as shown.


Glue the sides to the sledge body.


Make a rope by cutting a long thin strip of scrap card and gluing it onto place as shown.


Glue the Penguin into place on the sledge to complete the model.

Handy tip if you are using the Penguin as part of an automata: when attaching the Penguin, glue just the feet so that the body is free to rock back and forth.


Try fitting the completed penguin to one of the Essential Mechanisms to bring it to life. The crank slider shown here makes the sledge bob and jump. Why not try attaching it to a mesh gear to make the penguin spin on the spot!

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Platonic Bird Prototype

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The Next Platonic Friend.

I'm working on a series of five models based on the five platonic solids The tetrahedron is the platonic solid with the fewest faces. Each of the the four faces is an equilateral triangle. I made up a tetrahedron from the Platonic Solids set here and spent a morning rotating it round in my hand trying to visualise which Platonic Friend it could be converted into. Here's what I came up with, the prototype Platonic Bird.


I had originally made the legs from a single layer of flat card but found that they weren't able to support the weight of the body. Instead I have gone for laminated legs. I shaped one layer in the shape that I wanted bending the leg at the knee and ankle. I thn glued a second layer of card onto the first keeping the knee and ankle bends. I then set the preshaped piece aside for the glue to dry. I might end up using a third layer on the final version but for now two layers seems to work fine. Once the glue was completely dry I cut out the outline of the leg and glued it to the body. I then glued another another piece to the foot and cut out the rear toe. All it all it was an interesting exercise in paper engineering and more to the point, it worked!

Next step. I'll scan the parts into the computer and finalise the design then I'll add some colour and pattern.

The Next Platonic Friend.

I'm working on a series of five models based on the five platonic solids The tetrahedron is the platonic solid with the fewest faces. Each of the the four faces is an equilateral triangle. I made up a tetrahedron from the Platonic Solids set here and spent a morning rotating it round in my hand trying to visualise which Platonic Friend it could be converted into. Here's what I came up with, the prototype Platonic Bird.


I had originally made the legs from a single layer of flat card but found that they weren't able to support the weight of the body. Instead I have gone for laminated legs. I shaped one layer in the shape that I wanted bending the leg at the knee and ankle. I thn glued a second layer of card onto the first keeping the knee and ankle bends. I then set the preshaped piece aside for the glue to dry. I might end up using a third layer on the final version but for now two layers seems to work fine. Once the glue was completely dry I cut out the outline of the leg and glued it to the body. I then glued another another piece to the foot and cut out the rear toe. All it all it was an interesting exercise in paper engineering and more to the point, it worked!

Next step. I'll scan the parts into the computer and finalise the design then I'll add some colour and pattern.

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First of the Platonic Friends

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This twelve faced regular solid is a dodecahedron. It is one of the five Platonic solids. Starting with this shape I'm planning a series of five paper toys called the Platonic Friends.


Here's number one, the Platonic Elephant.


The download includes three versions, two patterned and one plain for your own decorations.

Members and Patrons can download the file from the shop for free, thanks for your support! Non members can join in the fun for £2.00 / $3.00 USD

This twelve faced regular solid is a dodecahedron. It is one of the five Platonic solids. Starting with this shape I'm planning a series of five paper toys called the Platonic Friends.


Here's number one, the Platonic Elephant.


The download includes three versions, two patterned and one plain for your own decorations.

Members and Patrons can download the file from the shop for free, thanks for your support! Non members can join in the fun for £2.00 / $3.00 USD

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Paper Ninja, Late Stage Prototype

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For a while now I've been planning on making a Paper Ninja for all you Paper Ninja's to download and make. Time to put that idea into practice!

Here's a late version, in this case made from blue card. I have all the parts layed out - just need to colour the design and take assembly photographs. The final version will most likely be black with an uncoloured version included in the downlad file. I'm hoping to finish it off and post it tomorrow.

For a while now I've been planning on making a Paper Ninja for all you Paper Ninja's to download and make. Time to put that idea into practice!

Here's a late version, in this case made from blue card. I have all the parts layed out - just need to colour the design and take assembly photographs. The final version will most likely be black with an uncoloured version included in the downlad file. I'm hoping to finish it off and post it tomorrow.

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Stanley Clause

£2.00

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Stanley Claus: Santa's younger brother. Stanley takes care of the New Year after Santa has finished his shift. Members can download and make Stanley for free at the link - thanks for signing up. Non-members can join in the fun for £2.00


There are two versions of the model, coloured and uncoloured. Print out the version of your choice onto thin card. 230gsm/67lb


Before cutting out the parts score along all the dotted and dashed lines and cut round the nose and the ears.


The antlers are double thickness card. Fold them over and glue them down before carefully cutting them out. Make sure you don't glue the tabs together.


Curve round the four sections of the head and glue them together.


Glue the antlers to the marked areas on the top of the head.


Glue the beard into place.


Glue the 'tache to the underside of the nose.


Gently curve round the body in preparation for gluing.


Glue the body.


Roll round and glue the legs.


Glue the legs together


Curve the arms.


Glue the arms into the shoulder holes in the body.


Glue the legs to the feet.


Glue the legs to the body lining up the top of the leg tab to the bottom of the arm hole.


Complete the model by threading the head tabs into the body slots. there is no need to use glue for this stage, leaving it i=unglued allows you to move the head changing the pose slightly.


Stanley Clauses!

Stanley Claus: Santa's younger brother. Stanley takes care of the New Year after Santa has finished his shift. Members can download and make Stanley for free at the link - thanks for signing up. Non-members can join in the fun for £2.00


There are two versions of the model, coloured and uncoloured. Print out the version of your choice onto thin card. 230gsm/67lb


Before cutting out the parts score along all the dotted and dashed lines and cut round the nose and the ears.


The antlers are double thickness card. Fold them over and glue them down before carefully cutting them out. Make sure you don't glue the tabs together.


Curve round the four sections of the head and glue them together.


Glue the antlers to the marked areas on the top of the head.


Glue the beard into place.


Glue the 'tache to the underside of the nose.


Gently curve round the body in preparation for gluing.


Glue the body.


Roll round and glue the legs.


Glue the legs together


Curve the arms.


Glue the arms into the shoulder holes in the body.


Glue the legs to the feet.


Glue the legs to the body lining up the top of the leg tab to the bottom of the arm hole.


Complete the model by threading the head tabs into the body slots. there is no need to use glue for this stage, leaving it i=unglued allows you to move the head changing the pose slightly.


Stanley Clauses!

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Reindeer

£0.00

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Paper Reindeer and Tree - A little gift for all my lovely subscribers :-) Papertoy Reindeer for members to cut out and make. Print out and make this festive project as a table decoration or as a paper character. Match it with an Essential Mechanism to bring it to life!

Print out the parts onto thin card. Score along the dotted and dashed lines then cut the parts out.


Fold over the legs and glue them down to make double thickness card.


Carefully cut along the thicker parts of the lines at the top of the legs, You need only cut small arches to give the legs a 3D look in the finished model.


Carefully cut the body out.


Make the head from double thickness card.


Glue the body inner to the inside of one side of the body


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


Glue the neck into place.


Glue the head to the neck tab lining it up as shown.


Ta daa!


Glue the three parts of the tree together as shown. Glue the tree to the circular base.


Looking good! Next I'll be publishing the parts for a three cam box perfect for mounting the reindeer to.

You might want to make three reindeer to be ready!

Download: 
reindeer.pdf (949.72 KB)

Paper Reindeer and Tree - A little gift for all my lovely subscribers :-) Papertoy Reindeer for members to cut out and make. Print out and make this festive project as a table decoration or as a paper character. Match it with an Essential Mechanism to bring it to life!

Print out the parts onto thin card. Score along the dotted and dashed lines then cut the parts out.


Fold over the legs and glue them down to make double thickness card.


Carefully cut along the thicker parts of the lines at the top of the legs, You need only cut small arches to give the legs a 3D look in the finished model.


Carefully cut the body out.


Make the head from double thickness card.


Glue the body inner to the inside of one side of the body


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


Glue the neck into place.


Glue the head to the neck tab lining it up as shown.


Ta daa!


Glue the three parts of the tree together as shown. Glue the tree to the circular base.


Looking good! Next I'll be publishing the parts for a three cam box perfect for mounting the reindeer to.

You might want to make three reindeer to be ready!

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Ice Lolly

£2.00

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Here's a simple, but fun paper project for you to download and make.

As always, members can download the parts file for free at the link. Non-members can join in the fun for £2.00


Start by printing out the parts. The first sheet makes the lolly and is printed onto thin card (230gsm/67lb)

The second sheet makes the wrapper. Print it onto normal photocopier paper. 80gsm

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


Assemble the two parts of the lolly stick


Fit the lolly stick into the support piece and line it up with the first grey line.


Thread the lolly stick through the hole in the lolly base and line it up with the second grey line. Glue it into position.


Glue the support down inside the lolly


Fold round the sides and glue them down.


Glue the end flap and tab together lining them up as accurately as possible.


Glue down the remaining tabs to complete the lolly.


Ta daa!


Pre-crease along the dotted line on the wrapper.
Roll the wrapper round and glue the two edges together as shown.


Pinch up the end and glue it down so that the seam runs along the centre of the wrapper.


Thread the lolly into the wrapper.


Glue down the other end.


Your completed lolly in its wrapper. I think you'll agree that it looks Fab!

Here's a simple, but fun paper project for you to download and make.

As always, members can download the parts file for free at the link. Non-members can join in the fun for £2.00


Start by printing out the parts. The first sheet makes the lolly and is printed onto thin card (230gsm/67lb)

The second sheet makes the wrapper. Print it onto normal photocopier paper. 80gsm

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


Assemble the two parts of the lolly stick


Fit the lolly stick into the support piece and line it up with the first grey line.


Thread the lolly stick through the hole in the lolly base and line it up with the second grey line. Glue it into position.


Glue the support down inside the lolly


Fold round the sides and glue them down.


Glue the end flap and tab together lining them up as accurately as possible.


Glue down the remaining tabs to complete the lolly.


Ta daa!


Pre-crease along the dotted line on the wrapper.
Roll the wrapper round and glue the two edges together as shown.


Pinch up the end and glue it down so that the seam runs along the centre of the wrapper.


Thread the lolly into the wrapper.


Glue down the other end.


Your completed lolly in its wrapper. I think you'll agree that it looks Fab!

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Paper Hen

£2.00

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The Paper Hen is the first part in a two part project. First project, make a Hen, second bring it to life!

Project 1: The Paper Hen makes a delightful stand-alone project which looks great on mantelpiece or next to your computer. You can also use it as part of your own automata designs. Try mashing up the Hen with one of the many Essential Mechanisms.

Members and Patrons and download the parts for free, non-members can join in the fun for £2.00.


Print out the parts onto thin card (230micron/67lb). Sheet 1 has all the parts for the Hen, Sheet 2 is a grassy knoll for the Hen to stand on, You can just as easily stick the Hen to any other suitable piece of coloured card and save one sheet of printing.

Score along the dotted and dashed lines and carefully cut out around the wing edges before cutting out the pieces.


Fold up and glue the two legs as shown. Don't glue the knee bend yet.


Glue together the head top and sides.


Fold over and glue down the comb to make double thickness card leaving the end tabs unglued.

Once the glue has dried carefully cut out the comb.


Glue the comb to the centre top of the head with the smallest bump at the front.


Glue together the body sides and top.


Glue in the body front starting front the top of the neck.


Assemble the leg block and glue it into position just inside the body front.


Glue the legs to the leg block.


Overlap the two feet and glue the toes on top of each other in the position shown. This will give the legs a more natural look than if they are lined up exactly side to side.


Glue the knees into position so that the feet stand flat on the table top and the Hen is not leaning to one side.


The leg stop prevents the Hen from tipping over backwards. Position it so that the Hen has a natural posture when in its upright position.


Finish off the model by gluing the head into position.

Ta daa! Show your delightful Paper Hen to your amazed friends!

In the next project we'll be bringing the Paper Hen to life.


The Paper Hen is the first part in a two part project. First project, make a Hen, second bring it to life!

Project 1: The Paper Hen makes a delightful stand-alone project which looks great on mantelpiece or next to your computer. You can also use it as part of your own automata designs. Try mashing up the Hen with one of the many Essential Mechanisms.

Members and Patrons and download the parts for free, non-members can join in the fun for £2.00.


Print out the parts onto thin card (230micron/67lb). Sheet 1 has all the parts for the Hen, Sheet 2 is a grassy knoll for the Hen to stand on, You can just as easily stick the Hen to any other suitable piece of coloured card and save one sheet of printing.

Score along the dotted and dashed lines and carefully cut out around the wing edges before cutting out the pieces.


Fold up and glue the two legs as shown. Don't glue the knee bend yet.


Glue together the head top and sides.


Fold over and glue down the comb to make double thickness card leaving the end tabs unglued.

Once the glue has dried carefully cut out the comb.


Glue the comb to the centre top of the head with the smallest bump at the front.


Glue together the body sides and top.


Glue in the body front starting front the top of the neck.


Assemble the leg block and glue it into position just inside the body front.


Glue the legs to the leg block.


Overlap the two feet and glue the toes on top of each other in the position shown. This will give the legs a more natural look than if they are lined up exactly side to side.


Glue the knees into position so that the feet stand flat on the table top and the Hen is not leaning to one side.


The leg stop prevents the Hen from tipping over backwards. Position it so that the Hen has a natural posture when in its upright position.


Finish off the model by gluing the head into position.

Ta daa! Show your delightful Paper Hen to your amazed friends!

In the next project we'll be bringing the Paper Hen to life.

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