Introduction: DIY Papercraft - Deer PDF Template
All the components for this reindeer trophy are made from a printable papercraft template available as an instant download. You print out the template, cut out the parts and start assembling!
Step 1: Print the Template
You will be able to download the ZIP file as soon as your purchase will be confirmed. The ZIP file contains the patterns (PDF files to be printed with A4 or A3 sheets – Letter or Tabloid in the States) & the complete instructions in English to make the sculpture.
Print the pattern with A3 or A4 paper (choose the format which is more convenient for you, the size of the sculpture is the same with A3 or A4 paper). The paper must be thick (200 / 300 gsm / grams per square meters). The one I use is 260 gsm & it is perfect for that kind of sculpture. You can print at home if you have a printer or, easier, go to the nearest Print shop, you could buy the paper & print there.
Step 2: The Tools
You have the printed pattern!
Now just check you have the following tools:
- A pair of scissors
- A ruler
- White paper glue
- And a tool to fold the paper (could be a scoring tool / cutter pencil or even a small knife).
You are ready to begin!
Step 3: Craft
Now just follow the instructions: cut the parts, fold & glue them. It is easy, all the parts of the pattern are identified with edge number guide for easy assembly (to assemble the papercraft model just match the numbers on the edges with the corresponding number & glue the edges together).
Step 4: Customize the Sculpture
Once finished, you can personalize the sculpture according to your taste. The customization options are infinite! You can color each face with felt-tip pens to make it multi-colors (I did it for several models). Or, you can paint it to make it stronger & easier to be cleaned. With an oil paint or even spray paint, it will look like laminated & your friends won’t believe you made it with paper!
Step 5: Still a Doubt?
Check this video if you are more comfortable with video tutorials.
It explains how to assemble another one of our paper sculptures, but the process is the same.
Step 6: You Want Another Model?
Well done! You now have a nice Deer papercraft trophy!
Remember, the template is available as an instant download from Ecogami.
If you have built this model, I hope you enjoyed the experience. Please post a comment with a picture of it. I’m very interested to know how you customize it.