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... ;)

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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

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.
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nanda8crafter made it!10 months ago

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,,,:)

krummrey (author)  nanda8crafter10 months ago

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.

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)  nanda8crafter10 months ago

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".

siobhanm20 days ago

Just started, which lines are folded outwards? and which ones are folded inwards? Thanks!

siobhanm20 days ago

Sorry I have just one question, which lines are folded outwards and which ones are folded inwards?

of which pages are elk horns?

PatriciaB61 month ago

Ola como faço para consegui esse molde ?????/teria como você mandar para mim pois não estou conseguindo....

krummrey (author)  PatriciaB61 month ago

Again, please ask in german or english.

wymiśliłem że w agencji reklamowej mi to wydrukują na a3 tylko proszę o link do pobrania w tej wielkości

Sprawdź może przez program pepakura, tylko znajdz glowe w formacie do tego programu:)

krummrey (author)  karol.karwecki1 month ago

Sorry, I don't speak polish. Please try to ask in german or english.

CarlGemarino4 months ago

what paper size is recommended in this papercraft? i only have letter and a4 paper here..

krummrey (author)  CarlGemarino3 months ago

I make them on A3. It's the largest I can print and I have less waste that way. You could print it out on A4. It'll be a little smaller then. Just cut the flaps a little larger so you have enough room to spread the glue on.

Ok. Thank you very much :)

That thing is completely awesome and I want one badly. Where have I seen this before? Do you have an Etsy store?

krummrey (author)  sweetrocketsky3 months ago

I've been asked that before. The thing is, these things get so big, it's hard to send them for a reasonable price. I could offer pre-cut cardstock. Would that help?

lvlaming made it!6 months ago

Made it! I used small but strong magnets to hold hard to reach pieces together while I waited for the glue to dry. I started using double sided tape but that began to come undone so I switched it out for Tacky Glue which was much stronger but slowed down the process considerably. Thanks for a great Instructable!!!

krummrey (author)  lvlaming3 months ago

Smart Idea with the magnets. :)

rv_mrmllt3 months ago

Hi ! congrats for your nice tutorial, looks really great ;)
I would like do reproduce that thing :

This project is a bit similar to your (less complex I think) and I made the 3D model corresponding to it. I share it at that link :

Feel free to download and use it, but I would like to ask you if someone could help me to unfold it with Pepakura... I'm new to this soft, and I would like avoid so much folding etc... I'm pretty sure that we can make it out with a minimum au 3 different papercuts, and assemble it together.

If anyone of you are interested in that or as the answer to help me, please contact me at

If it works, I will post some compete tutorial about it ;)


Hervé from France

arieffa4 months ago

Can I get this template?

krummrey (author)  arieffa4 months ago

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

sparhawkschool made it!9 months ago

My students have truly enjoyed the project and are proud of their pieces. Thank you so much for sharing these with us all.

krummrey (author)  sparhawkschool9 months ago

Wow, it turned into a school project. :D How many did you and your students make? I'd love to hear more, what grade are they in, as an extracurricular activity? Do you have more pictures to share for me?

achávez179 months ago

any chance you could make a wolf head with this technique?

krummrey (author)  achávez179 months ago
There is a wolf on Thingieverse that you could start with. Either as a complete model, or you could cut it off at the neck to build one that is wall mountable. Take a look at my first Instructable on how  to do it.
Feel free to ask me if you encounter any problems.
IngSilvaMex9 months ago

Might you pass me the pepakura file to my email please my email is is that I want to give my father 51 birthday

I am from mexico

krummrey (author)  IngSilvaMex9 months ago

I don't have the Pepakura file anymore. The PDF is all I have to share.

FireCGun made it!9 months ago

I made it, and its awsome!

krummrey (author)  FireCGun9 months ago

Shiny, shiny. Gives it some nice highlights. I like that. :)

FireCGun FireCGun9 months ago

ps the color is red spay paint, so it had a glassy finish on it

tooose made it!10 months ago

I put grill sticks in horns.... :) for more sabile

krummrey (author)  tooose10 months ago

Clever Idea, and they are holding up :) Looks great!

MakeACorset10 months ago

What kinda paper do you use? Does it need to be thick for best results? cheers x

krummrey (author)  MakeACorset10 months ago

Yes it does have to be thick. 250-300 gr is what I would suggest. The antlers could be a little lighter. The head and neck need to be stable to support the antlers though.

ali206710 months ago


in this Template(Elch.pdf)

Which of pages for face and neck(here you chose red),and which for horns(here you chose white)?

krummrey (author)  ali206710 months ago

The last six pages are for the antlers (horns).

Darrin McNeice10 months ago

Ok, I am not picking you you at all, but that is more Elk than Moose. The antlers are all too pointy. I think it is cool and you did a great job on it. I think that is impressive that you made such a good paper sculpture that this could even be in dispute.

krummrey (author)  Darrin McNeice10 months ago

The source I took was named "Moose". For me it's an "Elch" in german. We don't have moose here. So either name is fine with me. It's been abstracted so much...

Ahh, got it. I do think that what you created is fantastic. But the Canadian side of me wondered about the "moose" label. Danke!

Have you seen the giant Sacramento CA rabbit -

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