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Kin Herep - your friendly papercraft friends!

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Here is Wednesday's -ible, a little friend to keep you company when your working hard!

This is a simple one, and anyone of you should be able to manage it.
bumpus did, so anyone can

This is what you need :-
  • A black and white or colour printer
  • A couple of sheets of good quality printable card (i used some 350gsm digital paper)
  • A fresh scalpel blade, and handle
  • A cutting mat
  • Some double sided tape
  • A weight (optional) i used some 2 pence coins, you could use washers.

Below you will find a selection of 5 templates in PDF file format, download them all, and pick your favorate!
kinherep.pdf(842x595) 852 KB
kinherep2.pdf(842x595) 858 KB
kinherep3.pdf(842x595) 852 KB
kinherep4.pdf(842x595) 860 KB
kinherep5.pdf(842x595) 863 KB
 
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Step 1: Print it!

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Firstly you need to print your chosen Kin Herep, The thicker the card the better, i used 350gsm card for mine.

If you havn't already got it download Adobe Acrobat, its a free download, available HERE

Open up the PDF, and head for the print dialogue, although the pdf file is A4 (210 x 297) you can just center it and print on to US letter.

I printed mine using the digital laser printer at work. Which can handle very thick card. If your struggling, you can always print it onto paper, and paste it onto some card.
kinherep.pdf(842x595) 852 KB
kinherep2.pdf(842x595) 858 KB
kinherep3.pdf(842x595) 852 KB
kinherep4.pdf(842x595) 860 KB
kinherep5.pdf(842x595) 863 KB

Step 2: Cut it!

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First things first, were about to cut out something delicate, pop a new blade in your scalpel, or knife.

Take your time, and ensure that your ruler is placed on the Kin Herep, so your cutting into the waste, this stops you ruining the printout if you slip.

A cutting mat is a must, as it will help the knife glide through the paper easier.

Step 3: Score it!

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Turn your scalpel blade over, and using the blunt edge, score along the fold lines, the fold lines travel from the various flaps, its very easy to see where they run! (i didnt want to print fold lines, as they ruin the kin hereps appearance) If in doubt, then check out the picture with the red lines, which shows you where to fold!

Once you have scored the lines, gently fold them a little to make sure its worked, then layout flat again.
andrec1811 months ago
What if i do not have a scalpel or knife? what do i do?
Kiteman5 years ago
I'm going to use a version of this for kids to make as targets for catapults during next week's activities week at my school.
gmjhowe (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Nice! Be sure to get a picture of that!
Kiteman gmjhowe5 years ago
I surely will.
Kiteman Kiteman3 years ago
It's only two years late, but at least I've included an SVG file...
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joerice013 years ago
I think if you cut out the eyes and put a diffuser in them, they would make good LED lanterns.
Might make one tomorrow.
gmjhowe (author)  joerice013 years ago
I will require pictures, or even a full ible! You have my permission to repost the PDF files on the ible if you do make one.
kim0202893 years ago
I made this just today and i love it. But i cut the both side and replace it with acetate so i can store some of my sweet treat in it. Thanks for sharing this!!
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gmjhowe (author)  kim0202893 years ago
Awesome! He looks so happy to have some nommy sweets inside him.

Thanks for sharing your picture.
ilikepie=)4 years ago
i would love to make one but unfortunately i have used up too much ink on my printer and need to cut back
gmjhowe (author)  ilikepie=)4 years ago
 How about you do what i did to make the prototype, I drew it up on a sheet of paper with a pencil and ruler, then drew in the eye and other details afterwards.
Chromatica4 years ago
faved
yellowninja5 years ago
I made one in Yellow. My mom has some card stock to get rid of so she wants me to make more in different colors.
I am now making one in white, red, blue, and green!
gmjhowe (author)  yellowninja5 years ago
Haha! You need to put up a pictures here, or even a slideshow, to show off the different colours.
yellowninja5 years ago
Why not just use scissors?
gmjhowe (author)  yellowninja5 years ago
Although scissors will get the job done, the precision of the knife makes for a more perfect final thing.
yellowninja5 years ago
some of them are missing Tabs.
Whales5 years ago
Nice, time to be bored and get the card for it. then i will build some form of weapondry for the two sides and start a war.. Out of curiosity where are you from, I've been reading your instruables and i keep hearing you mention pence to add wait to things.
gmjhowe (author)  Whales5 years ago
Im UK Based.
Whales gmjhowe5 years ago
cool, I just made one, the one in the main pic. I made 'im out of the design taped to poster board, perfect weight. I'll post a pic when I stop being lazy and get up to get my camera.
Whales Whales5 years ago
These things are awesome, I'm alittle addicted, I have made 3, and I'm back to make more, I am God of the Hereps
knexxpro5 years ago
Omg there so cute !! when i saw the picture for the 'ible i was like OMG THERE SO CUTE !! I made Kin Herep number 5 hes my favorite ! :D maybe im going to make the number 2 but im not sure ... I did not have 135mgsm paper so I just used printer paper, works fine but im sure 135mgsm paper is better. Anyways thanks a lot for sharing this idea with us !
gmjhowe (author)  knexxpro5 years ago
Your more than welcome! Make sure they don't cause any trouble though..
=SMART=5 years ago
Make the robot !!
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Papercraft and I don't get along. But they look really cute!
gmjhowe (author)  jessyratfink5 years ago
haha! thanks, its what i designed them to be, and what there good at!
TangMu5 years ago
love the model, have a look at nicepapertoys.com your not alone O_O!!
gmjhowe (author)  TangMu5 years ago
haha! nice, lots of cool things there. I don't do much papercraft anymore, so im gonna stay loyal to -ibles, and leave my kin herep on here. Doesnt stop me browsing tho! thanks for the link
JellyWoo5 years ago
very nice! i'm working on my 3rd ible right now so don't think it's only you and fungus!
gmjhowe (author)  JellyWoo5 years ago
Thanks! cant wait to see it
shooby5 years ago
I don't think I've ever seen 350gsm paper, can you give an example, eg. index cards, that is of comparable weight. Also, I was wondering if you know what the heaviest paper that can be used in a standard printer is.
gmjhowe (author)  shooby5 years ago
erm, business cards are probably the closest, they vary from 300 - 400 gsm. I get the paper from my work place (being a printing works)
shooby5 years ago
Cute! I'd like to make a bunch of these in primary colors + black and white, and have a Piet Mondrian display of box friend thingies.
gmjhowe (author)  shooby5 years ago
Sounds good!
bumpus5 years ago
Har har, very funny..
JellyWoo bumpus5 years ago
lol, if bumpus can do it, anyone can!!!!!!!!!
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gmjhowe (author)  DELETED_craz meanman5 years ago
hey! thanks for the comment, nice compliments and on something your not a fan of, both signs of a gentlemen!