Picture of The Most Basic Paperman
This is a really-basic paperman that goes arround me from the last 25 years.

I did it lots of changes, now it is a lot more complex, it can hold banners with messages (I always had one telling something, sitting on my computer's screen at work) and looks a lot more human, but this is the basics you can start with.

Just 13 cuts on the paper, and 10 creases, and it stand of its own or sits as a person.

It becames better with smooth shoulders (cut them quarter a square in diagonal) and with the head slightly tilted, but it means two more cuts and one more bend and now I'm talking about minimuns. May be other day.

I hope it makes you smile! Thanks for your time!
I like it, and as a stop-motion maker myself, I can see it does have loads of potential. :D

However, I believe it may be better suited in the "Paper" category, under "Living". :)
infob (author)  OrigamiAirEnforcer4 years ago
I will try to change it, if I know how.

And feel free to use it, if you want. What is more, I will post a complete-to-date evolution of the dummy if you want to.
timnitro infob3 years ago
can you post one of your newer better paper dudes????
infob (author) 3 years ago
You can take a look of the karate version, with different arms:


Have fun!
vinaydeee3 years ago
great instructable  .keep ur good work.............. !
or_ford983 years ago
raichufan994 years ago
i am, so gonna make this and then post a pic of it
infob (author) 4 years ago

I've just published a new instructable, PaperSmurfs:


an11534 years ago
gewalop4 years ago
its nice thx :)
algohary4 years ago
liked it ...thanks
....here are some ideas i made (in Arabic )
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infob (author)  algohary4 years ago
Thanks, the sportman is great, I never put it in that position.
twturley474 years ago
Great project,
just thought I'd let you know, I downloaded a graph paper template, filled in the
squares with mspaint cut him out and taped him to my monitor at work.
This was about a week ago. I've had him stolen three time's now!
I guess my co-worker's think this is a great project also!
infob (author)  twturley474 years ago
Thanks, I laugh a little with your post, really thanks.
dseville infob4 years ago
ummmmmmmm not to disturbig umm what is the size
infob (author)  dseville4 years ago
The heighf of the dummy in the pictures is 32mm tall, 36mm long including feet.
It works fine in plain paper up to double this size. From 10cm and up it should be cut in cardboard to stands up properly.
I used 1/2 innch squares on grey heavy bond inkjet paper. last week left out 3
printed templates. they Are gone but robbie is still there.
sdavidson34 years ago
Thanks. This is really cool!
I need to make an army of these that will make English and math class more interesting for sure
luc.dof14 years ago
Very good, it's so fun. And I like it.
Kuhne4 years ago
Kuhne Kuhne4 years ago
infob (author)  Kuhne4 years ago
It is fun. Thanks for post-it.
what is the best material (kind of paper) to make it out of if 4 year olds are going to make him jump and run?
infob (author)  icelandinthesun4 years ago
Whatever you want.
Cardboard is a little better when there are kids involved.
One time I did one in an IDE bus so...
Simply try materials. It is cheap!
I get best results from the flat variety
Zmathews4 years ago
i like it , vey cool
This is defo going to distract me from maths ;D cheers matee :)
kaosfury4 years ago
Would love to see the more complex ones. Would like to have one that can hold a banner for a Message of the Day type thing on my work desk.
dchristine4 years ago
this is so simple, original & fantastic. thanks for the inspiration!
Supernewby4 years ago
So cute!
ynze4 years ago
Great little project! I like it a lot!
waffletiem4 years ago
thats awesome, i really like the idea! i can't see the other steps though... or is there just the one? either way, he looks so cute
Kiteman4 years ago
I like it - he's is just begging to be turned into a stop-motion animation.

infob (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
I always think the same; a stop-motion animation like Harry Hausen ones, running 3cm tall aventures in your own house...
Kiteman infob4 years ago
So, now you know what to do for your next Instructable!
crossfire4 years ago
It's simple, it's fun, it's great!