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Stanley Claus: Santa's younger brother. Stanley takes care of the New Year after Santa has finished his shift. Members can download and make Stanley for free at the link - thanks for signing up. Non-members can join in the fun for £2.00


There are two versions of the model, coloured and uncoloured. Print out the version of your choice onto thin card. 230gsm/67lb


Before cutting out the parts score along all the dotted and dashed lines and cut round the nose and the ears.


The antlers are double thickness card. Fold them over and glue them down before carefully cutting them out. Make sure you don't glue the tabs together.


Curve round the four sections of the head and glue them together.


Glue the antlers to the marked areas on the top of the head.


Glue the beard into place.


Glue the 'tache to the underside of the nose.


Gently curve round the body in preparation for gluing.


Glue the body.


Roll round and glue the legs.


Glue the legs together


Curve the arms.


Glue the arms into the shoulder holes in the body.


Glue the legs to the feet.


Glue the legs to the body lining up the top of the leg tab to the bottom of the arm hole.


Complete the model by threading the head tabs into the body slots. there is no need to use glue for this stage, leaving it i=unglued allows you to move the head changing the pose slightly.


Stanley Clauses!


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Another fun pull-the-tab card for everyone to download and make for free!You can download and make your very own Santa card from the Brother International Website here

 



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A decorative box to download and make. The box is simple to make - it only has one part - but the end result is rather attractive. I present it here as a free download for subscribers and patrons - thank you very much for your support! I literally couldn't run the website without you :-)

 


Print the part sheet onto thin card - 230gsm / 67lb is about right. You can print out the pre coloured version shown here or you could use coloured card or print out one of the patterns from here onto plain card then print it out. Score along all the dotted and dashed lines and carefully cut out the piece. Pre-fold the creases before you start gluing the box together.


Fold round and glue the sides to make a tapered tube. Fold in the base and glue it down as accurately as possible. A chop stick is handy for pressing down the glued tabs.

It should look something like this.

Finish off by closing in the lid. Make sure you observe the dotted lines (valley folds) and dashed lines (hill folds), work your way round one leaf a time. It is easier than it looks, honest! If you make boxes with interesting patterns sent pictures!


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Here's a special paper treat for you to cut out and make. These Allsorts paper candies make a great table decoration and are perfect if you are on a diet!

Members and Patrons can download the files for free right now, Non-members will be able to download them for free after 5th November


The sweets are all really simple to make. Here's a quick run down on what to do. Print out the parts onto thin card. Score between the dotted lines, I've left the dotted lines off the actual faces for a cleaner look. All the round sweets are made the same way. Curve round the long strip and glue it down to the marked area.


Glue on the base


Glue on the top.


All the square sweets are the same design. Score between the dotted lines, this diagram shows all the lines that need scoring.


Glue up the box.


Glue down the lid. Simple as that.


The full set of Allsorts looks tasty and colourful in a simple bowl.


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Here's a simple, but fun paper project for you to download and make.

As always, members can download the parts file for free at the link. Non-members can join in the fun for £2.00


Start by printing out the parts. The first sheet makes the lolly and is printed onto thin card (230gsm/67lb)

The second sheet makes the wrapper. Print it onto normal photocopier paper. 80gsm

Score along the dotted and dashed lines, cut out the holes then carefully cut out the parts.


Assemble the two parts of the lolly stick


Fit the lolly stick into the support piece and line it up with the first grey line.


Thread the lolly stick through the hole in the lolly base and line it up with the second grey line. Glue it into position.


Glue the support down inside the lolly


Fold round the sides and glue them down.


Glue the end flap and tab together lining them up as accurately as possible.


Glue down the remaining tabs to complete the lolly.


Ta daa!


Pre-crease along the dotted line on the wrapper.
Roll the wrapper round and glue the two edges together as shown.


Pinch up the end and glue it down so that the seam runs along the centre of the wrapper.


Thread the lolly into the wrapper.


Glue down the other end.


Your completed lolly in its wrapper. I think you'll agree that it looks Fab!


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Turn the handle on the Hen Pecked paper animation kit and the hen tries unsuccessfully to peck the worm. Meanwhile the worm tries unsuccessfully to get some fresh air but keeps having to dodge out of the way of the voracious hen. I'm sure it is an allegory for something.
All the parts for the model are included in the download, you just need to print them out onto four sheets of thin card and you can make your very own allegorical automaton!

Check out the YouTube clip here:

Members can download the parts for free from the link, Patreon patrons will receive the file in their patreon feed. Thanks for signing up! Non members can join in the fun for £2.50. Print the parts onto thin card (230 gsm / 67lb) The model includes both a coloured and an uncoloured version. For the coloured version each sheet has a front and back. Print the front onto the card, flip the sheet over and return it to the printer to print the back.

Score the dotted and dashed lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the pieces.


Roll up and glue down the three axle pieces lining up the edge with the point of the arrows.


Fold over and glue down the crank ends to make double thickness card. Once the glue is dry carefully cut out the hole and the pieces.


Glue together the push rod. Thread the crank ends onto one of the short axle tubes and glue them to the push rod


Assemble the two crank pieces.


Glue the crank pieces to the axle as shown.


Assemble the handle in three steps.


Fold round and glue the tabs on the box top and base making right angled triangles.


Assemble the bell crank stand and glue it to the underside of the box top between the two grey areas.


Fold round and glue the tabs on the two box ends making equilateral triangle tubes.


Glue the box end with the holes to the box top. Note the arrangement in the picture.


Glue in the other box end and the box base.


Glue the sides into position.


Fold in the tabs as shown. Note that the tabs next to the holes tuck under so that they don't obstruct the holes.


Assemble the worm hole and fit it into position.


Assemble the worm as shown.


Curve round the worm base and glue it into position as shown.


Thread the worm up through the worm hole, this picture shows the box inverted.


Glue the eyes to the worm head.


Assemble the bell crank.


Glue the bell crank to the bell crank support as shown.


Fit the assembled crank into the box, slide the push rod to one side and let the worm base rest on the other side. Fit the axle tubes into place with the longer tube to the right.


Glue the tab to join the push rod to the bell crank.


Glue the handle to the longer axle tube.


Making the Hen.

Assemble the three parts of the head.


Fold over and glue down the comb then carefully cut out the double thickness card.


Glue the comb to the centre of the head.


Fold the flap on the hen-side round and glue it down. Once the glue has dried cut off the cross hatched section.


Glue the front of the hen into place aligning the top edges.


Glue in the hen top.


Fold round and glue together the leg stand then glue it into place inside the body lining up the edge with the edge of the body.


Glue together the legs and glue them into place on the leg stand.


Glue the leg stop to the grey areas inside the body.


Fold up and glue one knee just short of a right angle.


Overlap the feet and glue them together.


Glue up the second knee.


Glue on the head.


Glue the hen to the box so that the beak is over the worm when the hen is rocked downwards.

Connect the bell crank to the leg stop with the strap.


Turn the handle and watch the circle of life in action!


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Have a look at the Pop Up DInosaur, a simple to make card that I have designed for the Brother International Creative Center.

It is free for everyone to download here. I hope you enjoy making it!

 


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Twitch Mouse. An animated model to download and make. Turn the handle and the mouse twitches his cute little nose! Awww!


You can see the mouse in action on this YouTube clip.


Paid members can download the parts for free from the link. Thanks for signing up. If you are not a member you can join in the fun by becoming a member here or by paying £2.50 to download this kit via the shopping cart.

Download the parts and print them out onto thin card. (230gsm / 67lb) There are two version of the model. Colour and un-coloured. The coloured model is printed on both sides of the sheet. Print the front, flip the card, return it to the printer then print the back.

Score the dotted and dashed lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the pieces.


Fold round and glue the cam shaft outer.


Fold over and glue down the cam to make double thickness card. Once the glue is dry carefully cut it out.


Fit the cam to the cam shaft outer lining it up with the grey line.


Roll up and glue down the two round tubes lining up the edge with the points of the triangles.


Fold round and glue together the cam follower.


Glue the flap to the cam follower then wrap it round the short tube and glue it down.


Wrap a small coin (20mm diameter - 4gram weight) tightly in an off-cut of card.


Glue the coin in position on the cam follower.


Assemble the handle in three steps as shown.


Fold round and glue the tabs on the box tops . The triangle tubes are right angled triangles.


Fold the tabs round on the box sides and glue them down making equilateral triangle tubes.


Glue the side to the base. Note that the holes in the sides are closest to the base.


Glue the top into position and glue the box closed.


Hold the square tube in position and push the the circular tube into place. No need to use glue as friction will hold it into place.


Glue the push-rod to the cam follower.


Thread the push rod up through the hole in the box top and glue the cam follower to the front of the box.


Complete the box by gluing the handle into place.


Roll round and glue down the head of the mouse. Glue up the darts in the two ears.


Glue the front legs to the body front.


Glue the two parts of the body back together.


Glue the two pieces of the body together using the grey area for alignment.


Glue on the back legs. Glue the tail to the back of the body.


Glue the head tab to the front of the body. The mouse head will be free to nod up and down.


Turn the handle on the box so that the cam is at its lowest position. Glue the head tab to the push rod so that the head is level or slightly downward pointing.


That's it! Once the glue is dry, turn the handle and the Twitch Mouse twitches his cute little nose.

There's a block of cheese to make as well - hey, it is a mouse.


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I've designed a set of four download-and-make poseable paper dogs for Brother International. You can download the parts and instructions for construction from the Brother website.

Click on the pictures below or this link to vist the page for the Frenchie

Frenchie Jack Russell Sausage Dog Scottie


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Running Dog. Turn the handle and see the dog run powered via the mesh gears and crank mechanism

Watch the running dog in action in this YouTube video!

The running dog is based on the Mesh Gear / Crank mkii Essential Mechanism. All the parts, including the Mesh Gear Crank are included in the Running Dog file. Members can download the parts file for free at the link, non members can join in the fun for £2.50

Download and print out the parts onto thin card. (230 gsm / 67lb is about right) Score along the dotted lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the parts.

You will need to construct the Mesh Gear / Crank first, instructions are here.


Once you have completed the box it is time to construct the dog.

Start by assembling the neck and body then gluing them together as shown.


Glue the leg supports into the body with the front piece to the front and the back piece to the back. Make sure that the glued section is upright.


Assemble the stand and glue it into the body.


Fold up and glue down the two linkage pieces as shown so that the short section is made from double thickness card.


Glue the linkages to the leg supports so that they just clear the stand piece.


Make up the four legs by folding them over to make double thickness card then cutting them out. Make the paws in the same way and glue them to the tabs on the ends of the legs.


Assemble the head and ears.


Make up the tail from double thickness card and glue it to the back of the body


Glue the legs to the small tabs on the leg support (arrowed)

Line up the leg so that the centre top of the leg is over the hinge in the leg support. (dotted cross)


Repeat the same process with the front legs.

When you pull the linkages the legs should move up and down freely.


Glue the head to the neck.


Glue on the eyes and nose.


Fit the dog to the top of the main drive shaft gluing it into position .

Glue the two linkages to the top of the box to complete the model.


Turn the handle to see Spot run!


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