PTI - Broken Pencil - Staple Stanley Paper Toy - Image Main
Hand Drawn Style
Extra Zine

About This Project

Staple Stanley, is an easy to build, but surprisingly complex paper toy. The model features some clever paper engineering to connect the legs and to allow the model to lean back slightly on whatever surface it’s placed. The model comes with two tiny zines with hand-drawn art. The entire model was a fun experiment with hand-drawn textures and shading. Staple Stanley was released with an issue of Broken Pencil magazine in 2019.

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.

Share your creation on social media, it’s always fun to see Fold Up Toys out in the wild.

Change Log

11/02/2019 Model put onto FUT website.

Client : Urban Paper Collective

Since 1995, Broken  Pencil has been a mega-zine dedicated exclusively to exploring independent creative action. Published four times a year, each issue of Broken Pencil features reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, excerpts from the best of the underground press, interviews, original fiction and commentary on all aspects of the indie arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention. I had the pleasure of designing a zine-themed paper toy for an issue of the magazine at the end of 2018. 

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