Welcome to the Jungle- Elephant Head Papercraft

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Hello Everyone!

Each summer I take on a new project, and this year, it's designing my own paper craft models. I have been making papercraft models for about two years now, but I have never designed my own. However, after acquiring some knowledge about creating my own 3D Models and using Pepakura (and a little help from this by member: krummrey), I was able to design my first papercraft: an elephant head!

The elephant is a very elegant and majestic creature, despite of its massive size. This beautiful paper craft of the largest living land mammal is a great addition to anyone's room. The elephant is around 23 inches long from head to trunk (when printed on letter sized paper). However, if you would like to make your elephant bigger (or smaller), I have attached the original Pepakura file. To change the size, you'll have to install Pepakura. Then, open my file and go to:

2D Menu > Change Scale > Scale Factor... > and change the height to however long you want

From there, you'll have to re-position the parts to fit the pages.

But for those who don't want to change the size, download the attached PDF!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE FILES: I recently launched my website, to the public. If for some reason you do not see the files on the Instructable, please visit my website and download the PDFs you need from there. The site may have some bugs, but I am working to fix them right now. I appreciate your understanding.

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Verticees (author) 2 months ago

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It has recently come to my attention that several members are not able to download the files necessary for making this model. Apparently, only Pro members are able to download files now. Whether this is true or not, I have just launched my website: If you are unable to view or download the attachments in this Instructable, please visit my website. It contains file downloads for all the PDFs I have released so far. The site is currently in a beta state, so some bugs may be present. If you find a bug, please contact me at If for some reason the website is down, please be patient because it means that it is being updated and improved. I appreciate everyone's patience and understanding.



JacsonV3 days ago

Hello from Ukraine. Thank you for great Elefant. It is the one we were looking for very long time :)

Landmine9525 days ago

What type of light did you use to illuminate it?

Stefan.the.Pribic made it!1 month ago

Awesome tutorial! Could you let me in on the secret how do you invert a model in pepakura so the print out lines are shown on the inside and not on the outside?

Verticees (author)  Stefan.the.Pribic1 month ago

First of all, that looks fantastic! As for the "secret", it's nothing special. When you first import a 3D model into Pepakura and it asks you to choose which side is the front, bottom, etc, the final prompt asks if you want to invert the model. I believe that is what makes the lines go on the inside.

Thanks! You are the best :D

adamwatters made it!1 month ago

green elephant! thanks again for sharing!

Verticees (author)  adamwatters1 month ago

Looks great, thanks for sharing!

lvlaming1 month ago

Do you think it would work out okay if I print it on 11x17 in pieces of card stock? Thanks!

fgiovanella1 month ago

How do you let the printed side inner the sculpture? When I print directly on a card board, the printed side stay out from the object and it´s awful.

beniman made it!2 months ago

Done one myself, fiberglassed et spray painted, looks great !

This is awesome! I'm making my own this weekend!
PatriciaB63 months ago

Há gostaria muito saber se você tem dinossauros .... obrigada mais uma vez.

aqui está uma cabeça de T-rex que acho que ficaria legal :D

Opa, Patricia. Talvez ele não tenha dinossauros, mas você mesma pode projetá-los usando este excelente tutorial:

adamwatters2 months ago

This is sweet! Love the website, too. Looking forward to seeing the shark!

Verticees (author)  adamwatters2 months ago

Thanks so much, I hope you will enjoy the shark when it comes out soon!

bazzzou3 months ago

Hello ! Sorry but I do not see your attached for this model ;) thanks

Verticees (author)  bazzzou2 months ago

I just launched my new website:

You can download the files from there!

LéoA23 months ago

Thanks for sharing your instructions ! I made one with several shades of blue. It was a gift for my brother. He loves it.

Verticees (author)  LéoA23 months ago

That produced an amazing effect! I'm so glad you tried that out!

PawełM3 months ago

Thanks for that! It's a AMAZING though it took me one week to make it:P it was a gift for my gf- she loved it!

Cheers from Poland

Verticees (author)  PawełM3 months ago

Looks fantastic!

FisheyLP3 months ago

FisheyLP3 months ago

Can you mail me the .pdo?

PatriciaB63 months ago

Olá adorei seus projetos sou do Brasil e sou sua mais nova fã....Obrigada!!!!

Moe Elefant3 months ago


i would love to make this as a gift for my girlfriend.

Can i get the PDF without being a paying member? :)

Thx ! :)

Verticees (author)  Moe Elefant3 months ago

This weekend i am going to email everyone the PDF who would like it. Please leave your email in a comment!

Me too thanks! It looks AMAZING!!

DedeM Verticees3 months ago

I also want it please, thkx :)

pawełr Verticees3 months ago

I would really like to try this, this is epic :D

email: - please! I have to try do this :)

I would love to try it out
my emai:

That would be awesome! thank you so much!

my email :

loplpower3 months ago


Can i get the PDF too without being a paying member ?

Thank you :)

Me gustaría armarlo.Por favor envíame, el archivo PDO o PDF. Gracias. Correo electrónico:

HenneE3 months ago

i would like to try this. Can you send me the PDF please. This would bei perfekt.

Pawelas3 months ago
I would to try this ! Can you send me PDF please ? Email:

I would really like to try this one!
Can you send me the PDF please?
my email:

Thank you!

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