Today I would like to unveil a new project series, all about the wonders of PAPERCRAFT. If you couldn't tell from one of my previous works, I absolutely love papercrafts. They're awesome- it's like 3D printing on a budget! Even though I don't create all my patterns myself, I'm always scouring the internet for new papercraft models and new designs to build.
As such, I will be creating a new project category for myself Papercraft Publications or Paper Pubs! This is where I take an awesome papercraft pattern I find online/ design myself and simply show the process of how I made it. There's a lot of awesome papercrafts out there and I just want to pay them tribute.
So lets get crafting! #1 on my list is how to turn construction paper into an Awesome iPod/ iPhone Television Dock.
Step 1: Papercraft Profile
I just thought that that idea was so creative and awesome that I had to build my own.
When making mine, however, I wanted to be a bit more creative. I was debating between awesome and retro or adorable and kawaii. Since I just ate at a dine in restaurant for lunch, I decided for a more colorful aesthetic. Kawaii!
The basic design for my television set came from the Chao TV set pattern from Sonic Team's website. I basically just rescaled it until it fit the length of my iPod Touch and made it from construction paper.
Step 2: Materials & Pattern
HOWEVER, for this project, thankfully it falls into "Free Use" and promotion, since SEGA distributed the papercrafts on their site.
Basically, as far as papercrafting goes, you only really need three tools
- A pair of sharp scissors
- strong glue
Step 3: Cut Out the Body
Being the overzealous paper fanatic, however, I made mine completely out of colored construction paper. Took much much longer as well, but I like the overall look.
Step 4: Glue the Body Together
Also, make sure that the body of the papercraft fits the width of your iPhone/iPod touch.
Step 5: The Dock Pouch
Take a regular Index Card and with a pen or pencil trace the general outline of you iDevice on it. Doesn't need to be exactly straight, just enough so that you have enough space on each side.
Then, taking the remaining tabs, fold two 90 angles. This will provide for the "pocket like" shape of the pouch.
Step 6: Cut the Slot
Tip: You may want to reinforce it with other paper, to ensure the hole doesn't rip later on.
Step 7: Accoutrements
Step 8: Watch Now!
This papercraft is very simple but it's a lot of fun. I might even think about making one for my iPad. Anyway, I'll be posting more Paper Publications later on so stay tuned!