Paper craft model of the Santa Maria, the ship used by Christopher Columbus on one of his many expeditions. The model was designed in preparation for Christopher Columbus day. The paper model was based on the dimensions of a 1/65 scale model and then scaled once again after all the parts were designed to fit nicely onto four A4 pages. As with most of the historical models I produced whilst at Twinkl, it was important to me to make the model as accurate as I could given the style and time limitation. Teachers may well be using the model as a teaching aid to point out the different parts of the ship, so simplifying the shape too much would make it inaccurate.
This model was designed for Twinkl, a digital educational publisher creating digital resources for teachers to use in the classroom with children of all ages. I worked for Twinkl as a graphic designer and paper engineer for three years creating hundreds of educational paper crafts for use in the classroom and at home. The models I designed are available to download through their various subscription services.