Introduction: Diy Tiny Excavator

Hi everyone.

In this instrucatable, I would like to share you how I made this mini excavator. I have made this without any measurements and it has three movable parts too.

The total model is made out of a invitation card and paper. As this is my first attempt in doing a mini model, I kept it simple.


  1. Invitation card (or anyother thin cardboard)
  2. Paper
  3. Scissors
  4. Scale
  5. Pencil
  6. Glue
  7. String (optional)

Step 1: Boom of the Excavator

I didn't use any template for doing it, instead i used an excavator image for my reference.

I just draw the shapes and cut out. If you like to add movable parts just put two holes using a compass or a needle as shown in the picture. Paste it together.

Step 2: Arm / Stick & Bucket of the Excavator

The arm and the bucket part of excavator is also made similarly.

Step 3: Body

The body is made out of three rectangular boxes. (i just forgot to take a pic of the third box 🙄)

Step 4: Track

For the track, I used paper.

Just roll some papers and stick together as shown in the pic. Make another box for the base. Make a hole in the box if you want to have a movable base.

Step 5: Assembling the Parts

Glue everything together.

Make a bigger roll the fits tightly in the big hole and stick it to the body of the excavator.

I used a thin copper wire to attach both the arm and the boom together.

Similarly the bucket and the arm are joined together using wire.

Step 6: Completed One

Tiny Speed Challenge

Participated in the
Tiny Speed Challenge