Introduction: Wall Mountable Paper Unicorn

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(If you are having problems downloading the .PDF template for this project, send me a message and I will email you the file)

If you're looking to add a little flair to your office wall or break the monotony of your bedroom wall or add something extra to the rainbows and stars on your kids bedroom wall or even decorate your local kindergarten - this Unicorn is the perfect thing for you! It is made of 100% paper and can be printed on cardstock or ordinary printing paper. For any questions or feedback - leave a comment below

Step 1: Setting Up the Pepakura File

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First thing here is to download Pepakura designer from the following link –
http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/download/dow...
Unfortunately it is only available for windows. The next thing to do is to download the pepakura file for this unicorn project from the following link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ffhobtg52ejn9q/UNIkitty...

This file is then opened using pepakura designer. If you want to learn how to use pepakura, here is a great instructable that can help
https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-Pepakur...

Step 2: Print and Paper Settings

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Access the print and paper settings by navigating to File>Print and Paper Settings. It is important to get your print and paper settings right. Here you can choose from a variety of paper sizes and your preferred orientation. Line weight can be adjusted to your liking – it can be adjusted to make the lines lighter so as to save printer ink, or made darker so they are more visible and easier to identify after printing

Step 3: Scaling the Model

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The next step is to scale the model to your preferred size. To do this, navigate to 2D Menu>Change Scale>Scale Factor. Here you can specify the exact height, depth and width that you want for the model. Or alternatively you can specify a scale factor to be used. For a ready made PDF navigate to this link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/my1vhmn2u6sh950/PROJECT_...

Step 4: Printing

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When you have tweaked the settings and options to your liking and are satisfied with the result, the next stage is to print. To make it easier to find the corresponding pieces during the cutting and gluing stage, you can print to PDF. To get the best result, printing on cardstock close to 300g/m2 is advisable. Paper of lower weight can be used but it will be less structurally stable. I have used 80g/m2 paper to make this model and it came out just fine.

Step 5: Cutting and Gluing

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The next step is to cut along the lines and score the folds using a knife or anything else that feels comfortable. For gluing a good non toxic paper glue or double sided tape can be used. The key is to glue each corresponding numbered edge to its counterpart. To quickly find an edge you need to glue you can use the search facility in the PDF. It is advisable to glue the model in such a way that the numbers and lines are within the model and not visible on the outside.

Step 6: Finish Him!

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After a lot more cutting and gluing – all will be done. All that’s left is to find a nice spot on a wall and mount your unicorn. As a final touch you can spray the model with a clear lacquer or acrylic to give the model a fine shiny gloss.

Step 7: The Next Frontier

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On the other hand – if you want to push the limits or take papercraft to another level - relive the statuesque glory of the Roman Empire by making this bold papercaft sculpture


https://www.instructables.com/id/Faceted-Papercraft...

Comments

Jorge AndresA1 (author)2017-08-12

Hola! Eres tan formal de compartirme el PDF del Unicornio por favor. andresjan175@hotmail.com

¡Hola mi buen amigo! Le he enviado el .pdf, ponga por favor las imágenes de su unicornio mientras que usted lo hace. ¡Gracias!

StanislavP18 (author)2017-07-26

Can you send pdf to me? my email: polischuk.stanislav@gmail.com

Thank you! Greetings from DonetskPeopleRepublic))))))

Hie!

I've sent you the files! Please post pictures of your completed model! How is it in the Donetsk Peoples Republic? :)

MicaD3 (author)2017-06-25

Hi! Can you please email me the PDF file? Thank you. Email: micabbg18@gmail.com

Stuart Carlisle (author)MicaD32017-07-03

Check your Email - i've sent the files to you. I hope you enjoy making this project, and please post pictures of your completed model! :-)

criztan5 (author)2017-05-20

may i have a PDF file. cristan5@gmail.com thanks

Stuart Carlisle (author)criztan52017-05-21

Hie! Check your email - i've sent you the files. Please post pictures of your completed model. I hope you enjoy making it!

AliceS4 (author)2017-03-25

Thanks I finally got it.

AliceS4 (author)2017-03-25

Can U please send me PDF? Thanks so much. homeintexas56@gmail.com

Ivy2000 (author)2017-03-21

Hey can you pleas email me the PDF ? Ivy.jehle@g-mail.de

Stuart Carlisle (author)Ivy20002017-03-24

The email is refusing to send...please check and confirm if your email address is correct.

Stuart Carlisle (author)Ivy20002017-03-21

Hie!
I'll email you the .PDF files tomorrow, please send me pictures of your completed model!

PaulinaPerdek (author)2017-03-12

Hello! Could you please send me the PDF?

please mail to: perdekpaulina780@gmail.com

Alright - let me email you the .PDF

EmmanuelleM4 (author)2016-11-17

question, how'd you do the eyes?
I actually have my own version of this but I just can't get with the eyes and after awhile, I gave up and ended up searching google and I found yours but I still can't get with the eyes??

Hie! How you doing?
I just optimised my 3D model using a software called meshlab and then unfolded the model in pepakura. Maybe you can send me your project and i'll try and help you create the perfect eyes.

That's what I did too! But it's the eyes that irk me.
I just wanna smooth it out.
Where can I send it, if you don't mind? :)

Hie! You can email me at 123carlisle@webmail.co.za

SarahD100 (author)2016-05-01

Please send the pdf file saraum@hotmail.com

Sorry for the late reply - ive been "off the grid" working on my new Top Secret 248 page papercraft project. I have sent you the file you requested via email. Please dont forget to post pics of your completed model!


Cheers :)

SamiraO (author)SarahD1002016-06-24

He send to you? Can you send for me please? samyra14og@hotmail.com

Stuart Carlisle (author)SamiraO2016-07-18

Sorry for the late reply - ive been "off the grid" working on my new Top Secret 248 page papercraft project. I'll send you the file you requested via email tomorrow(19 July 2016). Please dont forget to post pics of your completed model!

Cheers :)

Sorry for the late reply - ive been "off the grid" working on my new Top Secret 248 page papercraft project. I'll send you the file you requested via email tomorrow(19 July 2016). Please dont forget to post pics of your completed model!

Cheers :)

happypeanutboy37 (author)2016-08-11

Could you email me your template please?? It would make the perfect surprise gift for a friend. Thanks much!

bradenjoebehan@gmail.com

Sorry for the late reply - ive been "off the grid" working on my new Top Secret 248 page papercraft project. I have sent you the file you requested via email. Please dont forget to post pics of your completed model!


Cheers :)

MelisseD (author)2016-08-17

Hi there! Great work. Could you please please send me the template? melissedavidtz@gmail.com thanks!

Stuart Carlisle (author)MelisseD2016-09-13

Sorry for the late reply - ive been "off the grid" working on my new Top Secret 248 page papercraft project. I have sent you the file you requested via email. Please dont forget to post pics of your completed model!


Cheers :)
SamiraO (author)2016-06-28

I can't acess that links

SamiraO (author)2016-06-24

Can you send me the pdf file, please?

samyra14og@hotmail.com

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