At the moment, I have to spend a lot of time on the computer and rejoice about every visitor.
What a coincidence that I have a printer, 40 pages of thick colored paper and a weekend!
Make this life size sculpture from 100% paper on the next rainy saturday and never feel alone in your office again! Let’s go!
Step 1: What You Need
- 40 pages of (at least) 160 g / m2 paper: That is twice as thick as normal paper. Colored would be a great thing, because the model itself has no color. This is the small room I leave for your creativity.
- Glue, scissors, cutter: I use liquid glue (UHU) because it dries on colored paper in seconds, and I have another smaller pair of scissors, and some little pins and a tweezer to hold stuff together while it dries.
- Cardboard: For the back. About 12" x 12". As thin as possible.
- Wallpaper: For the great pop-out-effect. Same size as the cardboard.
- A great mind to remember the following link (or just click it): www.kamibox.de/download
Step 2: Print
Now you have a whole bunch of templates that want to be assembled.
Step 3: The Head
- The model will be folded inverted. This means that the unprinted side will be outside, so there are no ugly lines or numbers on the figure.
- Scratch all lines with the cutter first. This makes folding a lot easier and looks much better (pic. 1)
- Dotted lines = valley fold, dashed lines = mountain fold
- The letters tell you where difficult flaps have to be glued.
- Glue not more than twoflaps at once.
- You can use a paper strip with glue on the end to reach difficult flaps (pic. 2)
- You cannot use too little glue, only too much. It should not get on the visible parts.
Step 4: The Body
The wide flaps are going to the cardboard back later.
The finished body has 4 open ends: Left arm, right arm, head, back.
Step 5: The Arms
When you attach the pieces in reverse order, there are always flaps that you can attach the next piece to (one exception: Right arm, number 52 and 53: They got mixed up, so you have to attach number 52 before 53, you can see that in the 3D depiction)
Step 6: The Marriage
Begin with onearm. First, glue all the flaps that go inside the arm, because they are harder to reach once the arm is fixed. Then, you can bend the remainingflaps back, put glue on them and attach them on the inside.
Same with the other arm and the head. Make sure that every flap is fixed.
Step 7: The Cardboard Back
Put the cardboard inside the body and glue the flaps on top of it, one by one (pic. 3)
Then, make one or two holes for the mounting. The hole on picture 4 in the middle is on the mass center. I pricked in with a pin and widened the hole with a pencil.
Step 8: The Wow-Effect
Then use transparent tape to glue the pieces on the corresponding edges like in the second picture. Crumple the paper a bit, as if a woman just came through it through the wall. That looks ridiculous from the back, like an ugly sunflower, but the effect on the wall is amazing.
Step 9: Voila
Welcome in my room, lady!