This duo of simple paper craft robots began a a 404 page concept. When you stumble across a page that doesn’t exist on a website you’re usually met with a 404 page not found error, I thought it might be fun to hide a paper toy on the 404 page of Fold Up Toys, so that even when you’re not looking for toys, you still find them. Rewarding visitors for getting lost and making sure that even if old links no longer worked people would still find something interesting. Taking this idea to another level by adding a bit of script so that each time someone went to the 404 page there would be one of a selecting of different robot toys is something I still love the idea of.
Ultimately the concept never grew beyond a set of three simple wind-up robot models, two of which became available to download.
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.
01/02/2018 Model released onto FUT website.