Ghost Writer

Laid out on the table of a wealthy mans living room, encircled by his esteemed guests and colleagues the metal hammers of the type writer move back and fourth as words slowly appear upon the page. The typewriter has once again lived up to its reputations and the most intriguing of curiosities. One of the guests, bemused by what they’re seeing pulls back the table cloth and looks beneath to check for wires or hidden compartments. Surely the rumours can’t be true, could this type writer truly be haunted by the spirit of a demanding author? The wealthy man is pleased that his guests are entertained and smirks as he pulls the page from the typewriter, now branded with a single word, “Boo”.

Is this type writer truly haunted? Is there perhaps a more grounded reason for it’s unbelievable abilities? Only you can solve this mystery by printing out and building the paper toy! Not all is as it at first appears.

This haunted typewriter paper toy is made using a single piece which wraps around itself to create the internal mechanisms and add the illusion of additional depth. The primary ‘gimmick’ of this months paper toy can only be experienced by printing it off and solving the mystery.
Please note, because this product is a digital download there is no physical product to be shipped or mailed, this includes the mailing of the flat pre-printed sheets the product is delivered as a digital .ZIP file and is intended to be printed using a home based printer. 

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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. 250gsm) for this models specific design.

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– 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.

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