It’s just what you’ve always wanted for Christmas, the perfect gift! The very moment the present sprouted arms and legs you knew this was going to be the best Christmas ever. One of Santa’s very own elves has been left under your care, but don’t rip him out of his cute packaging just yet, gather the family around it for a photo to save this precious memory forever.
Box elf was a toy designed for Christmas 2015 (or was it 2014?) the idea was to go one step further than just doing a generic elf toy, and add some character by combining it with different holiday imagery, and so Box Elf was created. The template fills the page marvellously.
1 – Download
Click the download button above to receive a .zip folder, inside this you will find the flat template of the paper toy along with a reference photo. Selected Fold Up Toys also include blank versions of the template. Open the flat template in your image viewer/editor of choice and print.
Print the model onto paper or card, Fold Up Toys recommends a 250gsm card stock for best results, however all models on the Fold Up Toys website should work perfectly well on standard A4 printer paper. On the bottom of the flat template you will see a recommended card stock weight (e.g. 2050gsm) for this models specific design.
3 – Cut
Cut the model out along the solid outline, some models will have sections that need to be cut with a craft knife, younger builders are recommended to get help from an adult.
4 – Fold
Follow the key on the models flat template, folding up or down along the dotted lines as instructed. Some model builders like to score along the fold lines (go over the lines in advance) with a craft knife or empty ball point pen to get a more precise fold.
5 – Glue
Most models have numbered tabs, glue the tabs in order to complete the model. If you get stuck, feel free to message the designer using the contact page with a photo of what you’re working on and they’ll be happy to help you.
Share your creation on social media, it’s always fun to see Fold Up Toys out in the wild.
09/01/2018 Model re-released onto FUT website.