If you’re already a Patreon supporter, make sure you’re currently logged into Patreon and then click to download link under the tab marked “Patreon” above. The .zip file should automatically download.
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.
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.
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.
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 your freshly made Fold Up Toy with the world! Nothing makes a designers day quite like seeing people building their models, feel free to tag @folduptoys on Twitter or Instagram or use the hashtag #folduptoys.
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.