—or anything else you want to put onto a flash drive. The drive hides in leg of this paper-and-styrofoam Minecraft pig.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
The key to this project is the papercraft pig by chhalo
(and also included as .pdfs below). You'll also need:
cardstock to print the papercraft pig onto
paper adhesive (we used both a glue stick and a hot glue gun)
solid styrofoam packing (not peanuts)
a serrated blade for cutting the styrofoam
a sharp point, such as a nail or a toothpick
an Xacto knife or other sharp blade
a tiny flash drive
Step 2: Cut the Pig and Styrofoam
Cut out the pattern, being sure to keep the tabs. Crease all sides and tabs.
Use the pattern to measure and cut blocks of styrofoam, which will be glued inside the cardstock. The sawing motion of the serrated blade makes it easier to get a relatively straight cut.
Step 3: Glue Cardstock Around the Styrofoam
With the styrofoam cut to size, glue the creased cardstock pieces around it.
Step 4: The Head
The head is slightly irregular. It's easiest to make a cube first, then notch out the part that will not be covered by cardstock.
Step 5: Fitting the Flash Drive
With a nail or other sharp implement, hollow out one of the legs in the shape of the flash drive. Trace a slot for the drive on the back side of the cardstock, and cut it out carefully with your Xacto blade.
After fitting the drive snugly into the styrofoam, glue the leg around the foam as usual, being careful to fit around the drive.
Step 6: Fitting the Pig Together
Using the end of the flash drive, trace and cut a slot in the body with the Xacto. The leg should now fit snugly into the body.
Attach the other legs and head using the hot glue gun.
Step 7: Use Your Pig
Remember to load the drive with your Minecraft game or whatever else you want to keep on it. It will stay hidden within your pig.