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This model was designed as part of the Creative Market challenge. Creative Market is a website that hosts fonts, templates, graphics and illustration for commercial licencing allowing designers to quickly gain access to the elements they need for their project. Every Monday Creative Market gives away 6 of these elements and the Creative Market challenge involves using these free goodies to create a paper toy. It’s improvised graphic design that leads to experimental results.
1 – Become a PLUS Member
Powered by Patreon, PLUS members gain access to a growing library of exclusive paper toy downloads and videos each month as well as having a direct line to the designer for product support and design feedback. PLUS members also receive early access to free downloadable toys up to two weeks before they’re available to the general public. You can have a look at the current selection of PLUS downloads at Folduptoys.com/plus.
2 – 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 200gsm – 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. 250gsm) for this models specific design.
4 – 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.
5 – 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.
6 – 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.
Fold Up Toys PLUS is an exciting new way to support the designer behind Fold Up Toys and help keep new and innovative paper toys be released in the future.
Powered by Patreon, PLUS members gain access to a growing library of exclusive paper toy downloads and videos each month as well as having a direct line to the designer for product support and design feedback. PLUS members also receive early access to free downloadable toys up to two weeks before they’re available to the general public.
You can have a look at the current selection of PLUS downloads at folduptoys.com/plus.
Your generous donations keep Fold Up Toys running and keep all of the free downloadable models available to the public.
29/08/2018 – Model released onto FUT website along with video.
12/09/2018 – New page template for PLUS members under construction.