Lava Lizard

Lava Lizards are only formed inside active volcanoes, first appearing as nothing more than a ball of hot magma, the creature slowly unfurls and straightens out into a long and lively elemental being. If a Lava Lizard wanders too far from a sufficient heat source, the rock found on their back will slowly spread, making movement more and more difficult until the creature turns completely to stone. These rare ‘sculptures’ sell for a high price among the monster hunters of the realm.

This one page, one piece template folds and unfolds into an elemental dragon.
The template features advanced paper engineering and ‘theatrical design’ to create a fun folding experience. As you build the Lava Lizard you will start by building an unrecognisable ball of lava and rock until the last few steps when the template suddenly and dramatically unfurls into the final lizard shape.

As well as the standard version of the paper toy template, the download includes a version with no bleed, for reduced printing cost as well as a blank version to allow for customisation.

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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– Purchase / 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 some reference photos.  Open the flat template in your image viewer/editor of choice and print.

– 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. 250gsm) for this models specific design.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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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