Introduction: Poseable Paper T. Rex

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A Poseable Paper T.Rex to download and make. The finished model has moveable arms and legs as well as a head that moves up and down and an opening mouth full of slightly terrifying teeth.

This project was originally published on where there are loads of other paper projects to download and make!

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Print the parts onto thin card (230 micron / 67lb) Notice that in the colour versions sheet two is printed on both sides. Print out the front, flip the card and return it to your printer to print out the back. Smaller T.Rexes can be made by printing out at a reduced scale. The young one above is printed at 71% normal size.

Score along the dotted and dashed lines and carefully cut out the holes before cutting out the pieces.

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Glue together the four parts of the body carefully lining up all the edges.

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Lift the tabs on the rear legs before folding the card in half and gluing it down to make double thickness card.

Carefully cut out both legs.

Glue the leg tabs to the feet. Notice the leg at the ankle slopes back a little. Use this to make sure you have the feet facing the correct way.

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Fold up the tabs on the forearms before folding the piece in half and gluing it down. Cut out the forearms. Careful not to cut off the tabs!

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Thread the hind leg tabs through the appropriate hole in the body. Glue one of the larger caps to the leg tabs. Make sure you don't get any glue on the inside of the body. A coffee stirring stick is useful for applying glue.

Move the leg as the glue dries to make sure that it is not sticking to the body.

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Repeat the same process with the remaining three limbs.

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Glue together the head.

Glue the two head inners into place with the tabs sticking out as shown.

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Assemble the jaw.

Gently curve the tongue using a round pencil.

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Assemble the tongue support.

Glue the tongue support into the mouth lining it up with the back of the jaw.
Glue the tongue to the tongue support. (Use tweezers to help) The tip of the tongue should be just in line with the end of the jaw.

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Fit the head to the holes in the top of the body.

Fit the jaw onto the same tabs and glue the last of the caps to the tabs making sure that everything is free to move as the glue dries.

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Glue on the eye.

And there it is. The most fearsome of the paper predators!

Try printing them out at different scales to make a family.


Maggie1901 (author)2016-06-21

How do I download for free?

johnsgem (author)Maggie19012017-09-01

Click on the pdf download link just below the blue/green t rex photos and print, sizes might be smaller than originally intended, but it's free and just scan on printer to enlarge xx

bburke37 made it! (author)2017-08-25

Thanks for the build

danmassey made it! (author)2016-12-05

Thanks! I did this as a class project for grade 7 students at the school I teach at. Here is a group photo. I also created my own version of the steps in a Word Document.

Lakelew2 (author)2016-04-12

how do I download for free?

AdrianaA6 (author)2015-10-12


murgurule (author)2015-05-06

Looks like I have something to plan with the grandkids this summer!!!!

craftclarity (author)2014-05-29


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Dipanjan (author)2014-05-14

This is great! Thanks for such a nice And cute T-rex. :D

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