Introduction: Bonus: the Papercraft Moose

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This is a bonus for my other instructable: Create faceted paper-objects
If you like it, please vote for me there while the papercraft competition still runs)

I had hoped that the deer would get some positive feedback. But what really happened totally blew my mind. More than 100.000 views and more than 1.000 likes. Thank you so much!!

That's why I wanted to share an other template with you: The Moose I was talking about in the comments. Some folks asked if they could build that too.

To make it a little more educating, here the tale of me failing to build it. Not because the design is flawed, but because I used builders foam in an attempt to make it more stable.
So enjoy my "How NOT to do it" and my attempt to save the work I had put into it.

The template is attached to the last step, for those of you that can't wait... ;)

Step 1: What I Had...

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I got pretty far with my moose. The antlers were done, the neck and head. I even had both of them glued together.

But the antlers were too heavy. The head would dent in under the weight. So I had the great idea to use builders foam to stabilize everything by filling the head (at least the sides) with foam.

Step 2: Bring in the Foam

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The antlers were firmly attached to the head alright, but...

Step 3: Expansion

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As the foam expanded over the next hours it bursted the nose. And since I had the whole thing lying on the side, the dents it had from lying were now permanently frozen by the foam.

A complete failure!

Step 4: New Nose

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I had to cut off the nose, carve out the foam and glue in a new nose.

With residues of the foam sticking to the paper I couldn't get a tight grip of the new nose. The were gaps all around it now. But at least it was back on.

Step 5: Backplate

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I skipped this part in my deer-head tutorial. The backplate gives the moose more stability and serves as a mounting point. Just slip it over a nail or screw when you're done.

I take the template, stick it onto the heaviest piece of cardboard i can find and cut out the outer shape.
Then i sketch in a few holes, so that I can reach inside the moose to push out dents or to apply pressure from the inside when glueing. Just make sure, that you're not taking away too much of the cardboard. You want to keep it stable.

Step 6: The Template for the Moose

So here it is. Some of you requested it. The template for the moose:

Template on my dropbox

The last six pages are for the antlers. You can tell by the level of detail.
The triangles are a lot smaller than for the head and neck.

Comments

nanda8crafter made it! (author)2014-03-26

done it
looks great
but it's kindda difficult on the antlers assembly because of the unfolding
i'm looking forward for more models like this,,,:)

hi,could you please send me the pdf?

luisdgutierrezc@gmail.com

thank u!

samsam_mj7 (author)nanda8crafter2016-11-10

can u email me the template at samanthageelal@rocketmail.com please

krummrey (author)nanda8crafter2014-03-26

Whoohoo. You're the first to make one. Awesome!
Yes, the antlers are delicate, but they are, what makes the model so special. That's why I kept them more detailed.

nanda8crafter (author)krummrey2014-03-26

i think it will be easier if it's been unfolded in order,,& it's kinda tricky to close some parts (or it's just i printed printed this on A4)

i'm just not used to build one like this
& i put a roll of thick paper inside the top of the head (inner side of the antlers to hold them straight) so they will not move around

krummrey (author)nanda8crafter2014-03-26

Doing it in A4 does make it harder. The pieces are smaller than intended. And when I unfolded them I didn't know that I would be sharing the templates. The next one I'll do will me more "userfriendly".

pimente (author)krummrey2015-05-04

hi. cant found the template in pdf of this moose. can you help me? the links are broken. could you please send me by mail? pimente@ya.ru

GlenZ3 made it! (author)2017-11-18

Awesome build. Just used cardstock and that was it. Thanks!!!

oliver2552 (author)2017-09-10

hola, por favor envíeme este diseño, me encanta hacer esto oliverporrasnieto@hotmail.com

MackenzieO (author)2017-04-17

Anyone have the moose pattern? The link is broken :( if you could send it my way, I'd be thrilled!! Mackenzie.ostler@gmail.com

hugozapata (author)2017-04-06

Can somebody send me Geometric Heads TEMPLATES like this ??? ... We can share, i have some templates too. email: vi.zap19@gmail.com

perserkateze (author)2017-04-03

love your job could you send me the .pdf to email adress astafurova.ekaterina@gmail.com, please?:)

JakubD17 (author)2017-03-29

Could anyone send me pdf. Please? :)

kubaduczmalewski@gmail.com

mastergame1217 (author)2017-03-26

hi, please send me this design, i love make this... mastregame21@gmail.com... thanks¡¡¡

ClaraGlitzner (author)2017-03-26

Plese could you send me the pdf

sylvia.glitzner@twin.at

Thank you

ClaraGlitzner (author)2017-03-26

This moose looks so good.

Please could you send me the pdf?

sylvia.glitzner@twin.at

Thank you

batoniasty (author)2017-03-13

hello, could you please send me the pdf?

batoniasty133@gmail.com

FranciscoI17 (author)batoniasty2017-03-17

Voce recebeu??

elinakalnciema (author)2017-03-17

hi! it looks amazing! could you please send me the pdf to elinaspasts@gmail.com?

Thanks a lot!

131121302 (author)2017-03-01

Can you send me the PDF please?

smitthinan_nut@hotmail.co.th

thank you

АлинаК2 (author)2017-03-01

can you send me the template,please?

77vendetta77@gmail.com

beanieman (author)2017-02-26

please email to
tomtjedebruyne@hotmail.com
Thanks!

KlaudiaŚ7 (author)2017-02-25

can you send me a pdf? Please your work is amanzing ..
my e mail klaudiaswinczyk@gmail.com

Shirinmonday (author)2017-02-21

Can you send me the pdf pls?!
Estherreim@gmx.de

masterofsinnlos (author)2017-02-19

nice work, man

ahh and by the way. I've a question concerning the moose:

could you please send me the pdf?

kimo.steglich@aol.de

you would make me very happy :)

Quinton nguyen (author)2017-02-16

Please share the pdf with me at q.nguyen6@share.epsb.ca if so thank you

elxninf0 (author)2017-02-15

Por favor enviarme el pdf a Germanhidalgoainol@gmail.com

se los agradezco ;)

Anna Lova (author)2017-02-01

Привет! Будет ли это возможно для Вас, чтобы отправить мне PDF, пожалуйста? Спасибо заранее !
Annakamilova@gmail.com

luis in grey (author)2017-01-29

hi,could anyone please send me the pdf?

luisdgutierrezc@gmail.com

thank u!

EliiaF (author)2017-01-05

send my email please? info.fogliadinieliia@gmail.com

VNY2 (author)2016-12-28

hola buenos dias , ayudarme, quiero hacer esta pieza podrían regalarme el pdf o el archivo de esta cabeza .mi correo vanevanelu@hotmail.com muchas gracias

INKI1987 (author)2016-12-26

Hi! I like it very much! I can't download moose model! Please, send me it! icherepahina@gmail.com

ArrowPetersen (author)2016-12-23

on what page does the antlers start?

fauve-lou (author)2016-12-21

The question is : where did you get the pattern of the moose ? I found it nowhere on the web !

Appsick made it! (author)2016-01-04

Did it on A4, looks amazing. For the head I used 160g paper and for the antlers 90g 'metallic' paper. It is sometimes difficult do bond pieces together when working with A4 paper, but the final size is just perfect and there are no problems with weight of the antlers. Good Project!

mauricio957 (author)Appsick2016-12-15

Hi, It's beautiful, could you please send me the pdf to mauricio-957@hotmail.com?

SamiraO (author)Appsick2016-06-24

Hi! So beautiful!!!! It's a problem, use the same g of the paper to the antlers?

Can you send me the pdf ? my e-mail: samyra14og@hotmail.com

A_Cortijo (author)2016-10-07

Por favor, envíenme pdf aa.cortijo@gmail.com :)

mauricio957 (author)A_Cortijo2016-12-15

Hi, could you please send me the PDF to mauricio-957@hotmail.com ? I'd be so thankfull

DaniloS43 (author)2016-12-08

oi bom dia voce poderia me enviar o PDF por favor

Sebastiankonia (author)2016-12-04

could you send me the .pdf to email adress poprostuzyjseb@gmail.com, please?:)

Gesa Fine (author)2016-12-03

Good morning. I do not understand how to download the free pdfs. It doesn't work any more. I'm sorry.
I did the deer and I love it! Pecause of cancer in the age of 33 I have to calm down and sit a lot. I would like to have something to do. Can anybody please send me pdfs of some of those animals. My little children will be very happy. Thank you! The moose is WOW! Werkstattzurblauenbank@gmx.de

DawidP7 (author)2016-11-29

could you send me pdf of this moose to my e-mail: dejwi@onet.eu

thx a lot

darkelf1991 (author)2016-11-28

love your job could you send me the .pdf to email adress pipenwba@gmail.com, please?:) I want to try my skills

Arturov19 (author)2016-11-22

me puede pasar el pdf por favor arturovcomas@gmail.com

ElkeF (author)2016-11-18

can you send me the template,please?

info@kunst-am-stuhl.de

hbaker488 (author)2016-11-17

I love this project all together but is there any chance you could email me the template to just the moose antlers? I would love to make a painting where just the antlers come out of the frame. My email is hbaker488@icloud.com

Emtienism (author)2016-11-16

can anybody send me the PDF as well ? thanh_maria@hotmail.com

JoseF168 (author)2016-11-16

Hi,

can you send me the template?

Tnx a lot

josefilho88@hotmail.com

PioloG (author)2016-11-14

can you share pdf with me,please??

paul.garanzini@gmail.com

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