Introduction: Bonus: the Papercraft Moose

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...

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

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

Step 3: Expansion

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

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

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

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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,,,:)

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luis+in+grey made it!(author)2017-01-29

hi,could you please send me the pdf?

luisdgutierrezc@gmail.com

thank u!

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samsam_mj7 made it!(author)2016-11-10

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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".

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pimente made it!(author)2015-05-04

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

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MackenzieO made it!(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

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hugozapata made it!(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

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perserkateze made it!(author)2017-04-03

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

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JakubD17 made it!(author)2017-03-29

Could anyone send me pdf. Please? :)

kubaduczmalewski@gmail.com

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mastergame1217 made it!(author)2017-03-26

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

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ClaraGlitzner made it!(author)2017-03-26

Plese could you send me the pdf

sylvia.glitzner@twin.at

Thank you

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ClaraGlitzner made it!(author)2017-03-26

This moose looks so good.

Please could you send me the pdf?

sylvia.glitzner@twin.at

Thank you

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batoniasty made it!(author)2017-03-13

hello, could you please send me the pdf?

batoniasty133@gmail.com

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FranciscoI17 made it!(author)2017-03-17

Voce recebeu??

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elinakalnciema made it!(author)2017-03-17

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

Thanks a lot!

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131121302 made it!(author)2017-03-01

Can you send me the PDF please?

smitthinan_nut@hotmail.co.th

thank you

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can you send me the template,please?

77vendetta77@gmail.com

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beanieman made it!(author)2017-02-26

please email to
tomtjedebruyne@hotmail.com
Thanks!

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Klaudia%C5%9A7 made it!(author)2017-02-25

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

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Shirinmonday made it!(author)2017-02-21

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

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masterofsinnlos made it!(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 :)

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Quinton+nguyen made it!(author)2017-02-16

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

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elxninf0 made it!(author)2017-02-15

Por favor enviarme el pdf a Germanhidalgoainol@gmail.com

se los agradezco ;)

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Anna+Lova made it!(author)2017-02-01

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

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luis+in+grey made it!(author)2017-01-29

hi,could anyone please send me the pdf?

luisdgutierrezc@gmail.com

thank u!

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EliiaF made it!(author)2017-01-05

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

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VNY2 made it!(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

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INKI1987 made it!(author)2016-12-26

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

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ArrowPetersen made it!(author)2016-12-23

on what page does the antlers start?

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fauve-lou made it!(author)2016-12-21

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

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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!

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mauricio957 made it!(author)2016-12-15

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

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SamiraO made it!(author)2016-06-24

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

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A_Cortijo made it!(author)2016-10-07

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

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mauricio957 made it!(author)2016-12-15

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

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DaniloS43 made it!(author)2016-12-08

oi bom dia voce poderia me enviar o PDF por favor

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Sebastiankonia made it!(author)2016-12-04

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

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Gesa+Fine+ made it!(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

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DawidP7 made it!(author)2016-11-29

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

thx a lot

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darkelf1991 made it!(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

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Arturov19 made it!(author)2016-11-22

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

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ElkeF made it!(author)2016-11-18

can you send me the template,please?

info@kunst-am-stuhl.de

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hbaker488 made it!(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

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Emtienism made it!(author)2016-11-16

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

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JoseF168 made it!(author)2016-11-16

Hi,

can you send me the template?

Tnx a lot

josefilho88@hotmail.com

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PioloG made it!(author)2016-11-14

can you share pdf with me,please??

paul.garanzini@gmail.com

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woals made it!(author)2016-11-04

please send me the pile 99woals@naver.com

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LENINNIN made it!(author)2016-11-03

Bonjour
Pouvez vous m'envoyer le PDF
parentsev@gmail.com
Merci d'avance

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