Make your own sea turtle with our printable PDF pattern! Just follow the instructions & you will be proud of your low poly marine animal. Isn’t it a nice wall mount decor for a sea lover?
This model comes in two versions: a hard one (with the holes in the shell) & an easy one (without the holes in the shells). Once you will have the patterns, pick the version you want according to your papercraft level!
Don’t be afraid, I assembled the sculptures, so everybody can do it! You will just need time & precision. Put your music on & enjoy the assemblage! (For me it is a perfect way to relax).
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► Once purchased, download the ZIP file with 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 template (choose the sheet 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 270 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.
► 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!
► 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).
► Once finished, you can customize 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!
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► Difficulty Level: Easy or Difficult according to the version you will choose.
► 3D Papercraft: Sea turtle
► Approximately size: 65 cm / 25.6 in (height), 56 cm / 22 in (wide), 11 cm / 4.3 in (deep)
The two versions of the sculpture have the same size (Life-size turtle).
► Use thick paper: A4 or A3 (in the States, the equivalent A4 is Letter - & A3 is Tabloid)
► A3 template (PDF EASY MODEL): 12 Sheets - 96 Parts
► A4 template (PDF EASY MODEL): 23 Sheets - 96 Parts
► A3 template (PDF HARD MODEL): 11 Sheets - 97 Parts
► A4 template (PDF HARD MODEL): 22 Sheets - 97 Parts
EcogamiShop is a personal project. I am Éric François, French living between Buenos Aires, Argentina & Paris, France.
Everything started in 2016 when I discovered a picture of an animal trophy on the web. They called it “Faux taxidermy”, I liked it & wondered how I could make it myself. I googled and found what I was looking for. I discovered a specialized webstore & bought my first pattern which was an elephant head. I really enjoyed the process to assemble it. With my music on, I relaxed, enjoyed & didn’t watch the clock while cutting, folding & gluing the sculpture. It was the beginning of many other sculptures… Each one bringing fun during the assemblage and pride at the end with a beautiful wall mount.
At the beginning of 2017, I wondered why I couldn’t create & design my own paper sculptures. I checked on Internet, the process seemed hard but I was motivated. First I learnt to design on several 3D softwares. Then, I learnt to transform a three dimension object into a 2D pattern… EcogamiShop was launched.
Today, I am motivated as I was at the beginning. I try to create unique, original and diversified models, and, I love it. I try to provide intuitive instructions to make the assemblage as easy as possible.
I hope my little story will inspire & give you the curiosity to discover or rediscover our papercraft sculptures and its benefits.
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As they are digital products, returns, exchanges or cancellations are not accepted.