Play Dead Centipede

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This model is part of a larger series of paper craft designs themed around arcade classics. The paper toy range was originally designs as part of a book pitch, the book would include 20 video game themed designs. All of the models developed for the pitch shared a clean, flat graphical style with bold colours and the occasional 80’s inspired texture to break up large shapes. After many years of back and forth on the books development it became apparent the project wouldn’t be published in part due to the complicated legality of creating characters based on existing properties. Rather than let the models disappear into a design archive the models were fixed up and made available as free downloads.

This model features an interesting action feature. When it’s facing the right way up the model is rigid, you can pick it up and it will stay as a solid log shape, however if the model is upside down the model becomes limp and will “play dead”.

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. 


– 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.

– Share
Share your creation on social media, it’s always fun to see Fold Up Toys out in the wild. Be sure to share it with the designer @folduptoys on Twitter and Instagram. You can also e-mail a photo to hello@folduptoys.com

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