Tofu Tractor

As the days get longer and the sun shines longer the humble tofu farmer wakes up every day to tend to their tofu crops. You may ask yourself “does that mean that the farmer themselves is both made of tofu and yet is growing tofu doesn’t that raise some serious questions about sentience in the world you’ve just painted as background noise for this paper toy” and you’d be right, I however do not plan to answer those deep and mysterious questions.

This 1 page paper toy consists of 2 parts, the tractor and the tofu farmer. Behind the wheels are little tabs that can be pushed upwards allowing the wheels to collapse downwards to give the impression the tractor is broken down so that the tofu farmer can fix it.

The download includes the standard single sided A4 template as well as a blank version for customisation, a bleedless version to save on ink costs as well as a double sided front and back print with corresponding back-printing tabs to make building a little easier.

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.

– Cut
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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.

– Glue
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