Takes about 2-3 hours.
Step 1: You Will Need
- Large cardboard box
- Stanley knife (or box cutter)
- Cutting mat
- Hot glue gun
- Computer & projector (or an A4/A3 printer instead)
- Template ZIP file (Cardboard-Moose-Head-Template.zip) attached
Step 2: Projecting or Printing the Moose Template
- Cut up the box into flat pieces
- Project the template files onto a wall and trace around them with a pencil
- If printing, use masking tape to loosely stick the designs over the cardboard for cutting out the design
NOTE: if printing, make sure you keep the scaling the same size so that all the pieces are the right proportionate size. If projecting, make sure 'Actual Size' is selected in your image viewer, for the same reasons.
Step 3: Cut Out the Pieces
Step 4: Cut Out the Fitting Slots
The template files use conservative estimates for the fitting slots, so you will have to offer up the pieces individually to get exactly the right fit for your size cardboard. It takes a bit of trial and error, but persist because this looks great when it's finished.
Step 5: Slot & Glue Together
Once you've glued all the pieces to the central main head piece, slot in the main head side pieces x2. Glue each piece with a bit of glue gun glue from the back.
Step 6: Mounting to the Baseplate & Make a Hanging Bracket
Cut out a chevron shape from some spare card, wide enough to span the width of your three main head pieces that fit into the rear shield. Wrap with a bit of sellotape to reinforce it for hanging.
Cut out small pieces from the main head pieces (image 3 of this step), having marked out where they need to go with the chevron you just cut out.
Hot glue gun the chevron in place and voila, one cardboard box moose!
Step 7: Your Finished Cardboard Box Moose
Thanks for reading and I hope you make one for yourself :)
Please post up any that you make...