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OK, so this is my first instructable, so be gentle!  What to do with an old cardboard box?  Easy, make a moose head with it...  I'll show you how.

Takes about 2-3 hours.
 
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Step 1: You will need

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There is a good chance you already have all the bits and pieces necessary already (making this pretty much FREE to make!).  Here's a list of what you'll need:

- Large cardboard box
- Scissors
- Pencil
- Stanley knife (or box cutter)
- Ruler
- Cutting mat
- Sellotape
- 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

I used my projector for this next step as it allowed me to scale up the moose to the size of the box I had, but you can use your printer if you use Poster Printing to span multiple pages (especially in Corel Draw or Illustrator in the printing preferences). 

- 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

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Use a new blade to carefully cut-out the pieces.  This is the most time consuming part.  Make sure you keep the blade at 90 degrees to the design to get a nice clean edge.
do you have this file in clipart or vectors?
N36 (author)  hvergilas jr.1 year ago
only in bitmap gif's. But I could make them into vectors if needed.
hvergilas jr. N369 months ago
yes please i would really need this in vectors, if possible.
hey thank u N36 here is my black foamcore moose head all done
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N36 (author)  ladyluck3328cat1 year ago
hey ladyluck that looks really great! the foam core looks very smart too, really loving it. I think I'll have to have an experiment with that as well :) thanks again for posting up your photo. Really nice to see what others can do with it.
sorry for the multiple pics i tried deletin them wouldnt let me lol
hey there this is great thank u soo much i did mine out of foam core much easier than cardboard and less messy but i absolutely love these hangings , here r mine i did 2 buck and a doe making the moose one next , im turning my bedroom into a hunting lodge theme so anymore animal heads u make i would love to get too once again thankxx :):)
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N36 (author)  ladyluck3328cat1 year ago
Those are awesome! Thanks so much for posting them :) They look so much better than real dead ones and look great in your lodge. The moose should look pretty great too I reckon. Please post an image when you get round to it!
yoannaboa1 year ago
I cant view the file on my phone does it work on a computer?
N36 (author)  yoannaboa1 year ago
Yea should work fine on computer. It should also work on phones as the attached is just .gif image files...
I like it a lot,it look so cool!
(So much better than kill one to behead it)
I will love to see a rhino too : )
smattson11 year ago
I added a few more sections, but your template was great, fun project
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N36 (author)  smattson11 year ago
hehe, that's awesome, thanks for posting it :)
N36 (author) 2 years ago
As promised: new Cardboard Box Stag Deer Head Wall Hanging Instructable uploaded :) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Box-Stag-Deer-Head-Wall-Hanging/
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N36 (author) 2 years ago
Just got myself a new BIG cardboard box... will be releasing another animal Instructable in the next few weeks...
trainbike2 years ago
great instructable! took a while to make but i did it
N36 (author)  trainbike2 years ago
Excellent! Got a pic?!
ssteiner2 years ago
this is cool!!! Good job!
T!KO2 years ago
Would love to see you do more animals! Rhino? Great instructables and great idea!
N36 (author)  T!KO2 years ago
Thanks, will see what I can do... need to get me some more cardboard!
hgkjggjgjhg2 years ago
good job thats pretty neat
rth22092 years ago
fantastic ! thank you for sharing !
N36 (author)  rth22092 years ago
:) thanks glad you guys like it
tinker2342 years ago
wow awsome thing to do if you add tape over the top and a cheap fur could it look like a moose
knife1412 years ago
This is excellent!!
Kiteman2 years ago
That's cool as it is, but would also make a decent "skeleton" for a more realistic version with some some sort of skin.
N36 (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Hmm yea that sounds good: sticky back plastic cover with textured moose hide on top. Will have to look out for some of that. Could also do a papier mache over the top and paint it.