Instructables
Picture of Papercraft Rocking Horse
This is a papercraft Origami-like "Wooden Rocking Horse"

You will need :
- patience
- paper glue
- paper (two different thicknesses , depending on how strong the result you want)
- x-acto knife
- (did i mentioned patien... ho... yeah! i did!)
 
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Step 1: Printing

Picture of Printing
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Just print pages 1 and 2 for the version you choose, the rest is patience, glue and an x-acto knife.

I drew the templates from scratch in Inkscape,then i simply printed this on normal paper ( the quality depends on the printer and paper of course ) and reinforcing by gluing thicker paper on the back.

There are two versions :
- female/starfish/pinkish pony version
- simpler wooden one ( photos of the Instructable are of this version )

Great for kids and fathers to spend some quality time together.

Just print pages 1 and 2 for the version you choose...

Step 2: Assembly

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Cut each piece by the outline (thicker lines) , score the paper (dashed lines) , and remove hollow islands (red fill).

The parts are numbered and the number is referenced where the part should be glued to the other.

There is no need to follow a particular order of assembly, main parts are :
- head ;
- neck ;
- legs ;
- rocking feet

I would start by the feet (more difficult parts) and head, the others are simple boxes.

In the end add the tail and horsehair (these are basically a flat portion with glue applied to the edge and attached perpendicular to the head/body as shown in the photos.

(sorry no pictures on the construction, i got carried away by the urge need of building, so all i have are pics of latter stages)
kymsheree3 years ago
Hi, Could the creator of this project please contact me at kymeitel at yahoo dot com. I would like to ask permission to use this image in a book. Please email me and I will give you more information,
Thanks,
Kym,
Australia.
Sweet!!! This got me an easy a because in Social Studies we were studying the Trojan Horse, 4 stars for changing my C to a B!!!!!
knarx6 years ago
can you please add the template as a pdf? Thanks.
Kiteman knarx6 years ago
If you click on the i in the top-left corner of an image, you will be able to download a copy of that image as large as it was made.

You can then insert that image into the software of your choice, at the size of your choice, even if it is only MSWord.
knarx Kiteman6 years ago
Didn't know that. Thanks.
cwebsterl knarx5 years ago
didnt know that either. i'll have to keep it in mind
TangMu6 years ago
Love the addition of googly eyes... will have to work them into my own models at some point. Freehand in inkscape? Props to you! Tang Mu
cryo95 (author)  TangMu6 years ago
Well and a bit of autocad also! i drew firstly the template with folds and such, then i imported it into inkscape as windows meta file, and proceded to decorate the template itself
Mário6 years ago
Very nice