Faceted sculptures and objects are all the rage these days. And they are ideal to make from paper or cardstock.

You don't need fancy 3D-programs or design skills. But it takes time and patience to make them. There's a lot of paper to be printed, cut and glued.

If you want to skip the next steps and just want to build the deer above - Here is the PDF:
It's meant to be printed on A3. You can print it on A4, the deer will then be 75% smaller in the end.

(Please don't share the pdf without the link to where it came from, thank you.)

But you want to make your own, right? So let's get started.

UPDATE: I made a second tutorial for the Moose as some of you have requested.

Step 1: 3D-Model

The web is full of free 3D-models that we can use as a template. I found my deer on http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:34277

There are plenty of other models on that site. If none fits you try looking for free .obj or .stl on your favourite search engine.

Most of the time these models were made for animation or 3d-printing. If you were to try to make them detailed like this you'd have to cut out tens or hundreds of thousand little paper triangles. Thats why we have to reduce the level of detail drastically. That way we also get that cool faceted look.

The free software Meshlab (for Windows, Mac or Linux) can do that for us. Get it at: http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/
<p>I made it - and it's gorgeous!</p><p>I wondered, why my version is inverted, but after reading the comments it came clear: I printed the instruction on white paper, zoomed it with a copier to A3, cut out the pieces, pinned them onto heavy cardstock and wrote the numbers with a pencil onto the cardstock - my numbers are outside, and the deer looks to his left side.</p><p>I do love this clear shape - great work!</p>
<p>Hi. guys, I`m from Brazil and I really wanna to do one of this. Can someone send me one of this on my e-mail? I can't understand english very good and I didn't understood all the comments below. My e-mail address is ocriador@hotmail.it</p><p>Thanks Guys</p>
<p>o molde pode ser baixado nessa pagina.</p>
<p>ol&aacute;<br>nesta pagina voce consegue fazer o download do pdf <br>depois &eacute; s&oacute; imprimir em folha de papel A4 comum mesmo, recortar e dobrar.<br>fa&ccedil;a a colagem dos chifres no final.</p>
<p>wow you're really good at paper crafting! can you tell me which pages are for antlers and the head? i'm trying to make a multi-color one like yours.</p>
<p>When you download the pdf file, the antlers start from page 12. </p>
<p>thanks ;))</p>
<p>i want to know that too!</p><p>please give answer</p><p>thanks.</p>
<p>page 12 - antlers beginning.</p>
<p>Just wondering, how did you get the colour?</p><p>P.S it rocks!</p>
<p>Different colored paper. Cheaper than printing color with your inkjet printer.</p>
<p>You are awesome!! And I wonder if you have made any giraffe??</p>
awesome !
<p>Thank you! :-)</p>
<p>That looks amazing<br>Can you share the PDF files that should be printed please?</p>
thank you :-)<br>krummrey posted the link to the pdf file here in the comments. scroll down please.
<p>Hi..it looks really really nice! :) Could you tell me what kind of paper are you using?...COuld share with me the link where I can buy it?</p>
<p>Hi, thank you very much :-)</p><p>I bought this paper in Tallinn (Estonia) in a very big shop with tons of cartonage, printed paper and everything with paper which I have never seen. It is 300g/m&sup2; cartonage. I want to build an elk (also from krummrey) and just bought 300g/m&sup2; cartonage at &quot;Heinrich H&uuml;nicke&quot; in L&uuml;beck (Germany) </p><p><a href="http://www.buerokompetenz.de/index.php" rel="nofollow">http://www.buerokompetenz.de/index.php</a></p><p>So, unfortunately no online-shop.</p>
<p>I just bought a catonage of 180g/m^2...hope it work well because I see that is stiffened enough. Please, share with us the pdf file of the elk. What about a Lion and a panter!. I am really excited about these kind of projects. Hope to hear soon from you!</p>
<div>I live in Thailand and I like it very much intend to make it possible. The work is very interesting. It's time that I have not gone in vain. It helped my meditation practice It's possible I want to do in other ways. If another opportunity Thanks to a little, I liked it the most.</div><div>Now I enjoy And want to do more. If you happen to have more I try, please send it to email. minnanuy@gmail.com or mnuym_mnuym@hotmail.com Thanks in advance</div>
<p>i don't know why it came out reversed .. and it took forever to get don<br>but this is so GOOD .. thank you</p>
<p>I made it and glittered the White parts :) Sorry, the lightning sucks in the Pictures, but its waiting for the Moose, that I already started, to be hung up next to each other. :)</p>
<p>done, it looks awesome in a3 format.</p><p>thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>Yay! Made this from your tutorial ... next step... Tiger Head! :)</p>
<p>where did you get the project?</p>
Hey men, I love your design. Can you help me to get these templates? I would love to make them for my own. Tanks!, JDillen
<p>The bull is lovely. Can you please share the pdf file? </p><p>Thanks.</p>
<p>WOW your bull is amazing!!!!!! I'm looking forward for your tiger head! may you share the instructions for both of them or send me them by email? THANKS!!!</p>
<p><p>Hello, wonderful work, I can not open the template, can you email me too ?? meldanielli@gmail.com<br>thank you</p></p><p>Obg </p>
Sehr geil
<p>i am only on step 4 and i can't remove parts from my model? it shows the - sign and also the + sign when i press the ctrl key, much like i would do using photoshop. i am not a newb when it comes to this type of stuff but i cannot figure this out! what am i doing wrong here? using and old version 64-bit v1.3.3 since if i do any update the program just will not open!</p>
Hello, can you share PDF for me please?<br>rahmanhalil45@gmail.com <br>Tank you so much bro..
<p>i wanna try it in a2 paper size 420mm 594mm</p><p>final result deer size? height width depth?</p><p>tx</p>
<p>hi, i don't understand which size you used.</p><p>in italy A3 it's 297mm x 420mm, i read about 600mm A3</p><p>it's different scale?</p>
<p>Замечательно провел время, делая этого оленя, на очереди лось, а потом сам попробую сделать развертку какого-нибудь зверя.</p>
<p>Looks great for a first work! Thanks</p>
alguien tiene este pdf o archivo para hacerlo ?<br>y podrian ayudarme con este: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/ca/5e/b4/ca5eb4121e820fdea94baa6144f72994.jpg<br>les agradezco mucho si me ayudan :)
<p>I just made the deer head and it looks great!</p><p>Now I'm just wondering how I'll hang this to the wall... Any suggestions?</p>
<p>Hello everyone,</p><p>I've also made it and the result is so beautiful!</p><p>It was my first papercraft and for a first one, it's a big one!</p><p>We have spent around 8 hours (with my wife) to finish it. I printed it in A4 and the size is adapted at our 70m&sup2; apartment.</p><p>I started with white paper in view to paint it but the result is so nice in white.</p><p>Photos are better than words, enjoy :)</p><p>PS: Great tutorial !</p>
<p>Could you do a tutorial on how to MAKE the deer head? That would be really helpful if you could!</p>
<p>I made a beheaded unicorn family!</p><p>Thank you for the instructions.</p>
<p>Cute collection. I took the same model from Thingiverse :)<br></p>
<p>Do you still have the template for this? Please can you point me in the direction where I would be able to find this? Thanks </p>
<p>HELLO, I'm new in this kind of crafts and don't know how to use Thingiverse, could you send me the unicorn's pdf to mandys_saly@hotmail.com, thanks</p>
<p>Hey, do u have by any chance the pdf for the the unicorn head??<br>Can u e-mail me at mieloli@hotmail.com.<br>Thanks a lot.</p>
<p>It's not my model, so I won't share. It's freely availabale on thingieverse.<br>You might try to contact the original author to grant me permission to share the PDF.</p>

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