Elephant Papercraft 3D Low Poly Animal Sculpture - Download, Print and Make Your Own

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Build this delightful sculpture of an Elephant. Elephants are perhaps the most impressive of mammals growing to over 3m tall, weighing up to 6000kg and living up to 70 years. They are revered in many cultures often symbolising strength, wisdom and luck; and in literature, sport, music, film and television. Your elephant sculpture is truly iconic.

You're purchasing a pattern/template with instructions to allow you to build a 3D low poly Elephant sculpture from card. The pattern and instructions are in the form of a digital instant download PDF file.
The download also contains a Pepakura Viewer file of the sculpture allowing you to easily see where the 2D part appears on the 3D sculpture.

To build the sculpture you'll need a printer, 16 pages of card (craft card or recycled card), scissors and glue. Full instructions are provided and the pattern is compatible with A4 and US Letter sizes. You can also find basic instructions on how to build our models at https://youtu.be/i5SB12ewY5w

The sculpture when built is approximately 31cm x 45cm x 23cm (height,length,width) but you can scale it down if you wish. Instructions are provided to enable you to do this, although assembly may be more difficult if scaled down too far.

There are 66 parts to the sculpture so building it (cutting, folding and gluing) should take around 11 hours. It's therapeutic to build and you can do so while listening to your favourite music!

The completed sculpture will be plain which you can then decorate in any way you please. I've included an image above of a grey elephant but I'm sure you can create even more interesting designs!

Please note that the pattern is for personal use only.

Just ask if you have any questions.

Thanks for looking and enjoy building your new sculpture!
Christine


FAQs

A: You'll get a downloadable PDF file which contains the pattern, build instructions in English and picture of the completed model.

A: Quite easy really - provided you take your time and enjoy it. The instructions show the best order to build things and the pattern itself is designed to be as intuitive as possible. I also include some 'getting started' instructions for beginners which explain how to read the pattern, how to cut out, score and fold them. There's also a getting started video on my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/i5SB12ewY5w) which gives some additional handy tips.

The description in each shop listing shows how many parts the model has and gives an estimate of the build time. A rule of thumb I use is to say that each part takes about 10 minutes (to cut out, score, fold, glue and assemble) so a mask with 6 parts, for example, could be done in about an hour once it's been printed.

A: Yes, each paper model is usability tested by me before being listed in my shop. I print, cut out, score, fold and assemble each design to make sure that it's easy as possible to build. Usually each model goes through a couple of revisions before being listed. I also write the instructions after building the model so that I can highlight the best order to make it. Take a look at my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/7a6vKcRnydA) to see how I design the models.

Printer. If your printer does not support printing onto cardstock then you'll need to use the pattern as a template Scissors or craft knife Scoring tool (e.g. dried ball point pen, paper clip...) Ruler

A: Yes. The pattern should be printed actual size and will work for both US Letter and A4. There's also a check line on each page to make sure that your pattern is the correct size.

Craft card/paper either A4 or US Letter size (210 gsm / 280 micron / 110lb index / 80lb cover or thicker preferred) or reclaimed card to be ECO friendly School/PVA white glue

A: Most of the models are not coloured. This allows you to decorate it in any way you please. I try to show some design ideas in each listing to help you. Some models are textured though so you'll need to print those on a colour printer. The textured models also contain the pattern in non-textured form so you can even decorate that if you wish.

A: Definitely acrylic paints; either liquid craft ones or artist acrylic paints in tubes are by far the best. They offer a good range of colours and are cheap to buy. Acrylic spray paint can also be used if you want a quick and uniform finish but you need a well ventilated and contained area for spraying.

A: Either. The pattern is designed to fit an adult male head (and to be large enough for 99% of the population) but if you want to scale it for a small child then you simply reduce the scale when printing. The instructions describe how to do this in more detail. All of the masks have a headband template as well to give you a snug fit.

A: You'll get a downloadable PDF file which contains the pattern, build instructions in English and picture of the completed model.

A: Quite easy really - provided you take your time and enjoy it. The instructions show the best order to build things and the pattern itself is designed to be as intuitive as possible. I also include some 'getting started' instructions for beginners which explain how to read the pattern, how to cut out, score and fold them. There's also a getting started video on my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/i5SB12ewY5w) which gives some additional handy tips.

The description in each shop listing shows how many parts the model has and gives an estimate of the build time. A rule of thumb I use is to say that each part takes about 10 minutes (to cut out, score, fold, glue and assemble) so a mask with 6 parts, for example, could be done in about an hour once it's been printed.

A: Yes, each paper model is usability tested by me before being listed in my shop. I print, cut out, score, fold and assemble each design to make sure that it's easy as possible to build. Usually each model goes through a couple of revisions before being listed. I also write the instructions after building the model so that I can highlight the best order to make it. Take a look at my YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/7a6vKcRnydA) to see how I design the models.

Printer. If your printer does not support printing onto cardstock then you'll need to use the pattern as a template Scissors or craft knife Scoring tool (e.g. dried ball point pen, paper clip...) Ruler

A: Yes. The pattern should be printed actual size and will work for both US Letter and A4. There's also a check line on each page to make sure that your pattern is the correct size.

Craft card/paper either A4 or US Letter size (210 gsm / 280 micron / 110lb index / 80lb cover or thicker preferred) or reclaimed card to be ECO friendly School/PVA white glue

A: Most of the models are not coloured. This allows you to decorate it in any way you please. I try to show some design ideas in each listing to help you. Some models are textured though so you'll need to print those on a colour printer. The textured models also contain the pattern in non-textured form so you can even decorate that if you wish.

A: Definitely acrylic paints; either liquid craft ones or artist acrylic paints in tubes are by far the best. They offer a good range of colours and are cheap to buy. Acrylic spray paint can also be used if you want a quick and uniform finish but you need a well ventilated and contained area for spraying.

A: Either. The pattern is designed to fit an adult male head (and to be large enough for 99% of the population) but if you want to scale it for a small child then you simply reduce the scale when printing. The instructions describe how to do this in more detail. All of the masks have a headband template as well to give you a snug fit.



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I had some difficulty with the elephant's trunk (lack of helpful instructions) and the head behind the ears (ditto). However, the end result looks good from a distance. This project was too difficult for me as a beginner but completing it gave satisfaction.
Mar 19, 2018 by John Hester
I like the final result but instructions are a nightmare. I’ve done quite a lot now so I know when they’re good or not. I spent a lot of time looking for the pieces that made each part of the Ellie (trunk, head, etc). That could’ve been prevented with numbers for each piece (like most of the templates) instead I had to look at the shape and position in each page. Also it’s difficult to know where to start when you have all the corresponding pieces for part. If you try to do all the cutting before it would be almost impossible to find the pieces. Not recommended for beginners Not user friendly. On the good side. I had a problem with the template and got a response almost immediately and got the updated version (with the fix) plus a free template for the trouble. Hopefully the instructions will be improve and I’d give 5
Jan 18, 2018 by Luana H
so many small pieces thats going to be hard
Dec 7, 2017 by Louis
Fun to make. Trunk is challenging.
Dec 30, 2016 by renaebowling
Couldn't be happier with this purchase. As a first time papercrafter I was a little nervous to undertake this project, seller was so helpful prior to purchase and offerered after sales assistance if I had any difficulties ( which I didn't need to avail of) will be a return customer for sure!
Nov 29, 2016 by Sarah Holman

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