Tuesday, August 14, 2007

72. Papercraft Skull (with Articulated Jaw)

Cut & Folded Custom Paper Toy. The jaw moves via a tab that sticks out the back.


This papercraft skull is downloadable as a DIY pattern PDF HERE. Make & decorate your own! (and of course send me a picture). Just print onto or glue to card stock, then cut, fold, and tape or glue via the directions.

Inspired by the great papercraft patterns from Readymech, NiceBunny, and Speakerdog. Via Home of The Skulls.

UPDATE 10/25: I've removed an unnecessary "glue here" X from the back of the jaw and replaced the PDF on the server with the new version.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is freakin' incredible!

j

Amblus said...

Roooolz!

Tiki Chris said...

The more I view your blog, the more I love it! Keep it up. This is awesome.

Mim said...

MY jaw dropped open and I don't even have a pull tab in the back of my skull. This is totally amazing!!

Kim said...

That is so creative, I love it.

My boyfriend and I made a papercraft skull mask from Haunted Paper Toys.

Here it is in action.

Ollie said...

2 words.. grim fandango :)
That game rocked.

The Lone Beader said...

Your blog is f***in' cool!!! LOL. And, I have a feeling you'll like where I'm headed with my latest piece...

l-i-n-e said...

Nice paper toy, I love skull. Have some artwork in skull in my blog, see here if you interest.
I will send you my photo of this, with my skin.

karen said...

how many million hours did this take?

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Too many for a daily project! At least 4, if I recall correctly.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much.
Celina

WebOJ said...

I've printed it but do I have the brains in my skull to complete it?

dr. dave said...

I'd like to modify the pattern so the top of the skull opens. Can anyone design me a papercraft-brain to slide inside?

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Great idea Dr. Dave! If someone does do it, be sure to send it in so I can post for all to have!

L said...

I'm a littl unclear on the back--do both the tab and the piece connected to the tab get glued together?

L said...

Which is to say, on the lower jaw, do the tab and the piece connected to the tab (both have an x on one side) get glued together--don't know what to do with the second (non-tab) x.

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Sorry L, that's a typo! Ignore the second X. I've fixed the PDF to reflect that.

corneel said...

loved building it! http://flickr.com/photos/corneel/1765134194/in/set-72157600214864945/

kearnj said...

Love this---but can you help out with the last few steps? I can't figure out what to do with those triangle cut-outs in the middle nor that separate piece with three folds.

kearnj said...

OMG I'm an idiot, i didn't see that small drawing. Thanks anyhow!

Weltenweiser said...

That is pretty cool. Where do i have my scissor?

LINEart said...

Your template is cool. I was customize it with my LINE, happy Halloween.
Hope you like it. If you interest, make it. :)

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap, THAT ROCKS!
Keep up the good work :-)

David

dough said...

This made for an awesome Halloween handout. I printed up a bunch of them and after giving out the candies, I'd show the little skull I'd made and asked kids if they'd like to make one too. I had 100% acceptance - every kid wanted to make one. And they ranged in age from around 6 to 16! One girl - who was about 16 said "This is the coolest thing I've gotten today."

Kudos for a GREAT Halloween giveout.

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Wow, what a great idea Dough!

Anonymous said...

I made mine. Very cool.

DrMorbius said...

This is awesome!

Cheers ^^

Jimmy said...

Definately professional stuff!
:) Printable too

Joni said...

Is it my computer or is the link to print this skull pattern not working? I'd love to make some soon!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Temporary server problem is causing files to not download. Hopefully it will be resolved soon!

Aidan. said...

Hi Noah,

I really like your paper skull! Just letting you know I wrote about it in my blog here:

http://mydesignfix.wordpress.com/2009/04/11/papercraft-skull-skull-a-day/

Cheers

Marge said...

looks great, gonna get my daughter makin them at the weekend :)

limegreen 367 said...

This was a fun project. Thanks you so much for sharing. Here's my attempt at creating what I like to call Yakkity Yak Skull:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPNPOkIS5CU&feature=plcp

Scott Cowan said...

I just got done cutting, gluing, folding and assembling 120 skulls (with slight modifications) for my Tim Burton themed wedding!

Noah said...

Please send us pictures of the end results Scott!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Awesome!!!
I made this with my kids and will be blogging about it this week :)
Thank you for a fantastic template!
www.charmaboutyou.com

Lord Fluffy Goggles said...

My 3D printed skull templated from your paper craft:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHsdcAT-iTg