Introduction: Papercraft Moai

Picture of Papercraft Moai

This is my first instructable. I am very much a fan of the Moais of Easter Island. After my trip there in 2012, I bought a small wooden Moai souvenir. I was starting to learn Blender 3D at the time (a free 3D drawing tool from so I decided to make my first model based on the small wooden Moai. Once the model was ready, I exported it to Pepakura ( which allows the model to be printed on regular paper, cut out, and glued into a nice papercraft.

Step 1: Building Your Moai

Picture of Building Your Moai

Attached is the Pepakura file that I built. You can download their free viewer from their website.

  1. Open the Pepakura file.
  2. Print out the 4 sheets of paper.
  3. Cut around all the pieces using scissors or an x-acto knife.
  4. Bend the tabs accordingly.
  5. Glue all parts to form your new authentical Moai!

Step 2: Finished Papercraft

Picture of Finished Papercraft

Now you can make your own Moai to place on your Ahu!

Here is the finished product. Hope you enjoyed this small instructable, and if you make one I would love to see the pictures.


daniele.merlino (author)2014-11-10

Great Work Man!

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