In this tutorial I will introduce you to papercraft with a totoro model. This model is easy to make. I provide the link that I found online, for printing.

Step 1: Tools and Resources Preparation

In this tutorial I will show you how to do a totoro papercraft. I found this model online, I will provide you with the links below.

Grey Totoro: http://studioofmm.blogspot.com/2010/06/totoro-pape...

Blue Totoro: http://studioofmm.blogspot.com/2011/03/blue-totoro...

White Totoro: http://studioofmm.blogspot.com/2011/03/white-totor...

The way of assembling the three of them is basically the same, so we will work with the grey totoro in this tutorial. First I list the materials we will need:

  • Bobby pin
  • Inkless pen
  • Bottle cap
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Sccissors
  1. Start by cutting all the pieces.
  2. Once you're done with that we need to fold all the tabs, help yourself with a ruler and an inkless pen to make it easier to fold, as shown in the pictures.

  3. Fill the bottle cap with enough amount of glue, and unfold a bobby pin to apply glue on the tabs.

<p>The way I find that works best for gluing is just using a toothpick and scrape little bits off a gluestick. I find this is a little less messy than using liquid glue and doesn't create as many wrinkles. Great papercraft, though! Always looking for new templates and tips. </p>
<p>These look great, love bit of ghibli. Do you think I could use an led on the inside to make a lamp?</p>
<p>Absolutely, there is a space at the bottom where you could pull out a power cord.</p>
<p>thanks for the responce, I'm going off the idea now though, I'm thinking that where there are tabs (being double thickness) it would look a bit odd when lit from the inside. Maybe it would look better as a mobile if I can get the balance right.</p>
<p>Cute! :)</p>
Outstanding ovation ☺
Esta candingon!
<p>Looks amazing, very pretty </p>
<p>That looks great! I am definitely going to have to show this to my kids. They love Totoro.</p>

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