Bonus: the Papercraft Moose

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Introduction: Bonus: the Papercraft Moose

This is a bonus for my other instructable: Create faceted paper-objects
If you like it, please vote for me there while the papercraft competition still runs)

I had hoped that the deer would get some positive feedback. But what really happened totally blew my mind. More than 100.000 views and more than 1.000 likes. Thank you so much!!

That's why I wanted to share an other template with you: The Moose I was talking about in the comments. Some folks asked if they could build that too.

To make it a little more educating, here the tale of me failing to build it. Not because the design is flawed, but because I used builders foam in an attempt to make it more stable.
So enjoy my "How NOT to do it" and my attempt to save the work I had put into it.

The template is attached to the last step, for those of you that can't wait... ;)

Step 1: What I Had...

I got pretty far with my moose. The antlers were done, the neck and head. I even had both of them glued together.

But the antlers were too heavy. The head would dent in under the weight. So I had the great idea to use builders foam to stabilize everything by filling the head (at least the sides) with foam.

Step 2: Bring in the Foam

The antlers were firmly attached to the head alright, but...

Step 3: Expansion

As the foam expanded over the next hours it bursted the nose. And since I had the whole thing lying on the side, the dents it had from lying were now permanently frozen by the foam.

A complete failure!

Step 4: New Nose

I had to cut off the nose, carve out the foam and glue in a new nose.

With residues of the foam sticking to the paper I couldn't get a tight grip of the new nose. The were gaps all around it now. But at least it was back on.

Step 5: Backplate

I skipped this part in my deer-head tutorial. The backplate gives the moose more stability and serves as a mounting point. Just slip it over a nail or screw when you're done.

I take the template, stick it onto the heaviest piece of cardboard i can find and cut out the outer shape.
Then i sketch in a few holes, so that I can reach inside the moose to push out dents or to apply pressure from the inside when glueing. Just make sure, that you're not taking away too much of the cardboard. You want to keep it stable.

Step 6: The Template for the Moose

So here it is. Some of you requested it. The template for the moose:

Template on my dropbox

The last six pages are for the antlers. You can tell by the level of detail.
The triangles are a lot smaller than for the head and neck.

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152 Comments

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kyliesmiley16
kyliesmiley16

5 months ago

Thanks for a great template! This is my first time making one of these paper crafts and it was a fun project. For those who are new to this like me, visit the creator’s Bunny guide, where the how-to’s are explained in more detail. For the moose:

If you want the numbers on the OUTSIDE (easier for beginners, fine for painting) then dashes ------ are valleys and dot dashes -•-•-• are mountain folds. Vice versa, if you want the numbers on the INSIDE, then dashes ------ are mountain and dot dashes -•-•-• are valley folds.

I printed mine on A4 (extended the gluing tabs) and it still turned out bigger than I expected. I gluesticked 2 layers of regular printer paper (80gsm x2 = 160gsm) for the antlers since I wanted some extra stiffness to the paper, but worried about the weight of cardboard from all the comments and didn’t have anything else on hand. 220gsm cardboard for the head. Antlers are on pages 9-15 as stated at the end of the tutorial. All tabs glued with regular white glue.

Used bamboo skewers inside the antlers as suggested by tooose (also helps as something to hold when gluing) and the outcome was a stable moose head, about 50x32cm, though not sure it even needed the skewers. Can a beginner do it? Yes! Like I said, my first one, done in about 4 days, plus a week of painting. This is where the paper antlers failed a bit... got a bit wet and squashed, but I'm okay with it. Just get the cuts and folds right and be patient with the glue as it can be a bit finicky to get into the hard to reach places the more it comes together! :)

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kmingu
kmingu

8 months ago

My neighboır and I made it. I suggest do not try fill with polyurethan, plaster of paris or ect. We paint every inch of model by epoxy. After 24 hours we cut out drips with model knife. The model is resist to pressures and humidity as composite material. Because of the paper soak the epoxy. I post another model that paint with epoxy. By the way ..... should be valley _._._ lines are mountain folds. This pattern is opposite. Never mind after epoxy process we paint it and numbers and lines had covered :)

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SheldonP1
SheldonP1

1 year ago on Step 6

Hiya

I am looking for a rooster head.

Can you help design one?

Cheers

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svalia
svalia

2 years ago

Hi is there any chance that you have somemore templates? like fox, or cat, or any other?

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SylveenS
SylveenS

3 years ago

Very easy to follow, though timeconsuming. Cut out all the parts from foam rubber and created the moosehead, then covered in fake fur, added fuzz to antlers, eyes, etc, and it make a very realistic moosehead for a play.

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oliver2552
oliver2552

3 years ago

hola, por favor envíeme este diseño, me encanta hacer esto oliverporrasnieto@hotmail.com

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MackenzieO
MackenzieO

4 years ago

Anyone have the moose pattern? The link is broken :( if you could send it my way, I'd be thrilled!! Mackenzie.ostler@gmail.com

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hugozapata
hugozapata

4 years ago

Can somebody send me Geometric Heads TEMPLATES like this ??? ... We can share, i have some templates too. email: vi.zap19@gmail.com

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perserkateze
perserkateze

4 years ago

love your job could you send me the .pdf to email adress astafurova.ekaterina@gmail.com, please?:)

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JakubD17
JakubD17

4 years ago

Could anyone send me pdf. Please? :)

kubaduczmalewski@gmail.com

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mastergame1217
mastergame1217

4 years ago

hi, please send me this design, i love make this... mastregame21@gmail.com... thanks¡¡¡

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ClaraGlitzner
ClaraGlitzner

4 years ago

Plese could you send me the pdf

sylvia.glitzner@twin.at

Thank you

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ClaraGlitzner
ClaraGlitzner

4 years ago

This moose looks so good.

Please could you send me the pdf?

sylvia.glitzner@twin.at

Thank you

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batoniasty
batoniasty

4 years ago

hello, could you please send me the pdf?

batoniasty133@gmail.com

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FranciscoI17
FranciscoI17

Reply 4 years ago

Voce recebeu??

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elinakalnciema
elinakalnciema

4 years ago

hi! it looks amazing! could you please send me the pdf to elinaspasts@gmail.com?

Thanks a lot!

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131121302
131121302

4 years ago

Can you send me the PDF please?

smitthinan_nut@hotmail.co.th

thank you

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АлинаК2
АлинаК2

4 years ago

can you send me the template,please?

77vendetta77@gmail.com

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beanieman
beanieman

4 years ago

please email to
tomtjedebruyne@hotmail.com
Thanks!

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KlaudiaŚ7
KlaudiaŚ7

4 years ago

can you send me a pdf? Please your work is amanzing ..
my e mail klaudiaswinczyk@gmail.com