A poseable apatosaurus to print out and make. the project comes in both camouflaged colour and line only forms so you can add your own colour scheme.
Print out the parts onto thin card (230 micron / 67lb) and follow the instructions to make your own papersaurus.
Carefully cut out all the holes and score along the dotted lines before cutting out the pieces.
Assemble the body as shown in the picture above. The rectangular piece in the middle of the body helps stop the sides from squishing inwards once the model is complete. Leave the two flaps on the base open as shown.
Make up the four legs by folding the pieces in half and gluing them together to make double thickness card. Make sure that the tabs on the back aren’t glued down.
Once the glue is dry carefully cut out the legs.
Make up the largest tail piece and the largest neck piece. These two parts are identical.
Fit one to each end of the body. Thread the tabs on the body through the holes. Cover the sides with the appropriate cover piece gluing it so that the tabs are free to rotate. Keep the piece moving as the glue dries to ensure that it doesn’t stick into one position.
Thread the legs into the appropriate holes in the body. (Use the picture in the next step as a guide) Glue a circle of scrap card to the tabs on the inside of the body. Move the legs to ensure that the glue doesn’t bind them.
With the neck, the tail and the four legs in place the model should look like this.
Close up the base and glue it down.
Starting from the end of the tail, add pieces by threading the tabs through the circular holes in the next size piece then gluing the appropriate cover into place.
Work your way along the tail repeating this process.
Glue the completed tail to the tail stump on the body.
The head is made in basically the same way. Start from the neck and work your way down. Add the eyes to the head.
The completed neck should look like this.
Glue the neck to the neck stump to complete the model.
Make a small herd and see if they can take on your paper T.Rex!