Strawberry Flip Phone

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Fold Up Day is a celebration of the Fold Up Toys site, all the toys released on it throughout the last year and all those people who love folding paper, which takes place on the 25th of April. Every year I release a special exclusive paper toy to mark the occasion and make all the previous Fold Up Day exclusive toys available to download for free for a short time.

As I designed this toy I was feeling nostalgic for the flip phone, I miss the cathartic hand-whip action that you’d make to flip the phone out, answer the call and hold it to your ear. It was just so satisfying! I can fondly remember sitting there for hours flipping and un-flipping my phone over and over again, I kind of miss when phones had moving parts and didn’t all look like an obsidian rectangle. Is this what getting old feels like? If so, that’s fine with me.

For Fold Up Day 2022, here’s a scrumptious Strawberry Flip Phone and includes artwork by the amazing pixel illustrator Castpixel on the front and back screen, who I previously had the pleasure of collaborating with to make a spooky sacrifices covered Embalmed Queen, which you can also download for free.

This Fold Up Toy is exclusively available surrounding Fold Up Day (April 25th) and is currently unavailable.
Download
Add the product to your cart and checkout, using either the link provided in the check out or the one sent to the e-mail (optional) download the .ZIP file to access the paper toys printable file.
Print
Print the template file using your home printer. Most of the designs on Fold Up Toys are designed to work best with 200gsm A4 cardstock, as it’s cheaply available, however the designs should still work with standard printer paper if none is available.
Score Folds (optional)
Using empty ball point pen, bone folder or craft knife, lightly press along the fold lines of the template, with enough force to score the page without cutting all the way through. This will make it easier to fold the page where needed without creasing the page and give a cleaner, more accurate edge. If you are a younger builder, please seek adult supervision.
Cut
Carefully cut out the template along the solid cut lines, some cut lines will shift between two colours to better contrast the texture of the model, be sure to look for smaller cut lines within the model that may require a craft knife. If you are a younger builder, please seek adult supervision.
Fold
Following the folding key found on the bottom of the page, fold along the dotted lines, being sure to fold hill folds downwards and valley folds upwards.
Glue
Carefully glue the tabs, most Fold Up Toy templates use numbered tabs to help show the recommended order that tabs should be glued down in. It’s recommended to use a small amount of PVA glue applied with a small paint brush, apply the glue to the tabs in small, thin layers so that when the tab is pressed down, the glue does not get squeezed out and stain the rest of the model.
Share
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Having Trouble?
If you’re confused or stuck, feel free to reach out the the designer using the contact page on the Fold Up Toys website if you need help.

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