PTI - Herd Elephant Blank Paper Toy - Image Main
Blank Design
Easy to Build

About This Project

This model was designed as a downloadable reward for those following the Herd of Sheffield using the app. Participants were encouraged to visit a number of elephant sculptures that had been customized by local artists. Using the app, participants could scan a QR code found on each sculptures base to receive discounts from local stores as well as this papercraft after a number of codes had been scanned. The model was blank allowing people to draw their own design onto the elephant much like the local artists had with the larger sculptures.

Photos of the Herd

Here’s a few photos of the sculptures around the city of Sheffield.

How To Build

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.

2- 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.

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Change Log

xx/xx/2016 Model designed.

 06/01/2019 Model released onto FUT website, linking to download.

Client : Urban Paper Collective

Client Thumbnail - Herd of sheffield

The Herd of Sheffield was a charity event held in the summer of 2016 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Wild in Art organised the public art trail which was run in aid of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity. The theme of the project revolved around a series of elephant sculptures that were customized by local artists. In total, 58 large elephant sculptures were designed and auctioned to raise money for the Sheffield Children’s hospital.

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