Swamp Sweeper

Family ties run thick in the swamplands, because blood is thicker than water (but it’s thinner than mud, and everyone in the swamp hates mud). The Halowbone brothers, Hop, Skip and Jump are hard working frogs and have been saving all summer to splash out on their very own hover boat to traverse the tricky swamp lands and attract some lady frogs their way. It might not look like much, but it’s theirs, the Swamp Sweeper.

This papertoy features some awesome paper engineering, especially when it comes to the propeller and the front of the craft. Take note of how the front of the model is constructed without any needless cuts and uses origami techniques to reduce tab usage.

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.

– 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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