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Design paper sculptures

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Design and make your own paper sculptures.
It's as easy as ABC!

A. Design a sculpture in SketchUp
-Keep it simple
-Think about how you are going to fold and glue everything together

B. Make a 2D template
-Divide the sculpture into logical components (head, body, legs, etc.)
-"Unfold" the compontents seperately (see video below)*
-Add extra edges for glueing
-Export the 2D template (to JPEG or PDF)

C. Make the sculpture
-Print and cut out the template
-Fold and glue everything together

Have fun!


*I've seen some people using software that does the unfolding for you (Pepakura Designer).
That would be especially useful for complex sculptures.